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Will it hurt the baby if I don’t take my prenatal vitamins?

Taking prenatal vitamins with folk acid or folic acid alone during the first trimester may decrease the incidence of neural tube defects like spina bifida.  There is no data that states that after the first trimester prenatal vitamins are essential.  However, they do contain iron which is important for preventing anemia.

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