WYETH® MATERNA® is a nutritional supplement for preparation of pregnancy, pregnant and lactating women. It offers 23 kinds of vitamins and minerals with one tablet a day, which is more comprehensive than single vitamin/ mineral supplement for meeting women’s nutritional needs. Its folic acid and iodine is important for baby's brain and nervous system development1,2. It contains calcium and vitamin D which help support bone health3, while the selenium contained helps to support immune function4
1. National Centre on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Facts about folic acid. CS212882-A.
2. WHO. Vitamin and mineral requirements in human nutrition. 2004. Available at: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2004/9241546123.pdf.(Assessed 24 October 2013.)
3. Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR. Eating well during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Available at: www.fhs.gov.hk/english/health_info/files/an_21.pdf. (Accessed 24 October 2013.)
4. 'Selenium.' Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: — Health Professional Fact Sheet. N.p., n.d. Web. . Accessed on 12 Feb 2014.