(BPT) - As exciting as a new pregnancy can be, it can also be equally as overwhelming. There is a lot to be done in only nine months’ time. To set your baby up for success, doctors recommend taking a prenatal vitamin supplement daily to help with the development of your baby’s body and brain. While in the womb, a baby’s brain will quickly begin to grow, and it is a crucial time to help build the foundation for a healthy life. With so many options on the market, how can you determine which supplement to take and if it really works?
"There are no standardised formulations for prenatal supplements, meaning each will feature different ingredients in different amounts," said Dr. Eric Ciappio, Strategic Development Manager of Nutrition Science at Balchem Corporation, makers of VitaCholine®. "Because fetal brain development is especially important throughout pregnancy, it's important to research prenatals that go beyond the basics and include nutrients that support brain development and cognitive health."
Ciappio suggests looking for three key nutrients in prenatal vitamins that support baby's brain development. You can find out if a prenatal includes these by looking on the nutrition label and ingredients list.