Pregnancy supplements ‘don’t help, just take vit D and folic acid’

“Pregnancy multivitamins are a waste of money because most mothers-to-be do not need them, according to researchers,” BBC News reports.

A new report found that only the use of vitamin D and folic acid in pregnancy was supported by the evidence. Whereas expensive multivitamin supplements (often costing around £15 for a month’s dose) that combine a wide range of vitamins and supplements, were assessed as being “unlikely to be needed and are an unnecessary expense”.