During Pregnancy

Women of Childbearing Age

This pamphlet explains why every woman who could become pregnant should take a daily multivitamin containing 0.4 mg of folic acid.


It is important to eat healthy during pregnancy.  Eating well and taking a daily multivitamin, not only gives a woman the nutrients she needs to feel good, have energy, and support a healthy pregnancy but is also important for the health of her developing baby. Follow Canada's Food Guide to eat the amount and type of food that is right for you and your baby.  For more information on eating healthy during pregnancy:

Mother Baby Nutrition Supplement

This is a monthly financial benefit provided to eligible pregnant women and families with children under the age of one. It will help you with the extra cost of eating healthy during pregnancy and throughout the child’s first year.  It is administered by the Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment.

Phone: 1-800-508-478
Fax:    1-709-729-7499
P.O. Box 8700
Metro Place
261 Kenmount Place
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6