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A Journal on Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Minerva Ginecologica 2008 October;60(5):437-43
Is micronutrients supplementation useful in pregnancy?
De Leo V. 1, Benedetto C. 2, Cianci A. 3
1 Istituto di Ginecologia e Ostetricia, Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italia
2 Istituto di Ginecologia e Ostetricia, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italia
3 Istituto di Ginecologia e Ostetricia, Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italia
Use of micronutrients in pregnancy appears to be useful in prevention of some pregnancy related pathologies if used continuously before and during all nine months of pregnancy. The assumption of specific micronutrients, with vitamins and mineral salt inside, could be use to correct some deficiencies and prevent the onset of specific pregnancy related diseases. An adequate support of micronutrients can ensure physiological fetal growth contributing to the development of various fetal organs. Besides folic acid administered in appropriate doses (>400 µg), that it is able to prevent some fetal diseases, such as the closure of the neural tube, other vitamins such as vitamin A are very effective in ensuring an optimal state of health of the mother and slowing the growth of uterine myomas.