Nutrients You Need

Essential Pregnancy Nutrients

Essential Pregnancy Nutrients The Institute of Medicine at the National Research Council in Washington, D.C., has established Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for pregnant women for some vitamins and minerals; values for some nutrients have been increased by prenatal nutrition experts. Focus on including these nutrients in your diet every day. Check with your doctor or midwife regarding supplements.

Biotin: 30 micrograms Calcium: 1,200 milligrams Choline: 450 milligrams Flouride: 3 milligrams Folate: 400 micrograms Iodine: 220 micrograms Iron: 30 milligrams Magnesium: 350 milligrams for women ages 19-30; 360 milligrams for women ages 31-50. Niacin: 18 milligrams Pantothenic acid: 6 milligrams Phosphorus: 700 milligrams Protein: 71 grams Riboflavin: 1.4 milligrams Selenium: 60 micrograms Thiamin: 1.4 milligrams Vitamin A: 750 micrograms RAE (retinol activity equivalents) Vitamin B6: 1.9 milligrams Vitamin B12: 2.6 micrograms Vitamin C: 85 milligrams Vitamin D: 5 micrograms Vitamin E: 15 milligrams Vitamin K: 90 micrograms Zinc: 15 milligrams