Health experts in the UK have asked the Department of Health (DoH) to consider providing free vitamins to all the pregnant women in the country.
They said that more research is required to determine the right amount and the right type of vitamin for pregnant women. Vitamins help their babies develop and grow normally and also avoid conditions such as pre-eclampsia and preterm birth.
According to a new research, less than half of all the pregnant women in the UK take vitamins that are recommended to them. The current recommendation advices women to take 400 micrograms of folic acid every day and some groups are advised to take larger quantity.
The researchers have also asked if UK should add folic acid to flour, which is common in some other countries around the world including the US. The new research is a review of a serios of research instead of a new research.
They pointed out that ore research is needed to determine the adequate amount of vitamins to be given to pregnant women. The new study was published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
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