Supplements, Vitamins, and Medications

Pregnancy is a time for changes in your body and sometimes for your palate too. For example, if you’re following a vegetarian diet or considering switching to one, it’s important to ensure you’re getting all the necessary nutrients for a healthy pregnancy. Our resource on vegetarian diets offers tips on which foods are high in essential vitamins and minerals. Choose foods rich in iron daily to meet your body’s extra needs. The iron from these foods is best absorbed when eaten with vitamin C-rich foods such as berries, citrus fruits, peppers, broccoli and tomatoes. Are you already a fan of any of these? Remember, a balanced and varied diet is key to a healthy pregnancy. Plenty of options are available for vegetarians and for foods from diverse ethnic traditions. Check out Canada’s Food Guide – First Nations, Inuit and Metis as well as our list of pre-pregnancy resources for more information.

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