PRENATAL MULTI ~ Women who are pregnant or nursing are advised to take prenatal vitamins to support their health and the health of their baby. Recent research shows that folic acid deficiencies can cause neural tube and spinal cord defects. Because about half of all pregnancies are unplanned, and neural tube defects develop in the first 28 days after conception (before many women realize they are pregnant), it is recommended that all women of childbearing age take a daily multivitamin whether they are pregnant or not. Our PRENATAL MULTI is a food based multivitamin that may provide the nutritional building blocks needed to create a strong, healthy body for the baby as well. Because our PRENATAL MULTI is food based, and has no synthetic or laboratory based vitamins or iron, it may also alleviate nausea, constipation and anemia during pregnancy and lactation.