Pregnant women aren’t getting the vitamins and nutrients they need — and supplements aren’t helping

Dr. Don Wothe

[Healthline, June 24, 2019] Getting adequate nutrition is one of the most important responsibilities women have throughout their pregnancies — not only for themselves, but for the lifelong health of their babies as well.

However, new research from Purdue University has discovered that many pregnant women aren’t getting enough essential nutrients, even with an extra boost from dietary supplements.

“Nutrition is critical for the pregnant patient, because there is an absolute dependence of the developing fetus on the mother for all of its nutrients,” Dr. Don Wothe, a perinatal physician with Allina Health’s Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, told Healthline.

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