Pregnancy multivitamins are a waste of money, researchers have concluded.
A review found no evidence that multivitamins result in better health for a mother or her baby and were an unnecessary expense .
Instead, experts said women should focus on taking the single vitamins – which are available for a few pence per day – recommended by the NHS.
These are folic acid in the first three months of pregnancy, and vitamin D. They should also follow a healthy diet.
On Boots.com, Pregnacare tablets plus Omega 3 cost £15.29 for a 28-day supply.
Pregnacare Max – described as the ultimate formula in the range – costs £19.69 for a 28-day supply of tablets.