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, 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.

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