Pregnancy Over 40 - Pre-eclampsia May Be Reduced With The Right VitaminsI've always used some type of multivitamin. I especially like multivitamins because it's sort of "one stop shopping" to get most of your vitamins and minerals in one tablet.
I recently read a review of multivitmins from one of the leading consumer magazines. Most well-known brands of multivitmins were tested and found to have what they claimed inside of them. The only recommendation they had was to stay away from some bargain brands such as those found in dollar stores.
Multivitamins should be used along with a healthy well-balanced diet. Here is an article that explains how multivitamins can reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia:
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"Our data show that women who are not overweight before pregnancy and who used multivitamins at least once a week before conception and in the first three months of pregnancy reduced their risk of preeclampsia by a striking 72 percent compared to those who didn't take a multivitamin during this time period," said researcher Lisa Bodnar. She added that because multivitamins contain many nutrients, it was difficult to know the exact mechanism by which the risk of preeclampsia was reduced."
..."Preeclampsia is a potentially devastating condition for mother and baby," said co-researcher James M. Roberts. "It may be that taking a multivitamin prior to conception positively influences embryonic implantation, which is a physiologic process known to be abnormal in preeclampsia."