Mother and Baby Health --  Prenatal

Pregnancy is a time when you should be more careful than ever about what you eat and expose your body to!  I know a lot of women use this time as an excuse to eat all the junk food they want to just because they are "eating for 2" but that is the opposite of what you want to be doing!  Not that you can't treat yourself every now and then but an occasionally "smart" treat of REAL food like homemade brownies made with whole grain flour or a bowl of REAL ice cream is not the same as scarfing down trans fat laden doughnuts or nutrient lacking McDonalds.

It is also a time when you should be taking a very good high quality supplement that will ensure your babies optimal developement.  A lot of women will go to WalMart and pick up the cheapest prenatal they can find and think that is sufficient but it is not!  Most that you find in the typical big store are in very poor absorabed forms and contain artificial coloring and other undesirables in their vitamin products.  Just when you want to be avoiding things like Red Dye #40 which has been linked to causing all sorts of problems in developing brains like hyper activity, you want to make sure your prenatal which you are using to nourish your baby, does not contain these types of things. 
You also want to make sure your prenatal contains good forms of important nutrients that are absorbed well and will give you the most benefit.  As well as contain additional nutrients that are important for brain developement.

Here is what you want to look for in a good prenatal

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) important for all sorts of things including bone developement -You do not want D2 (ergocalciferol) as that is a synthetic form.
Zinc (as zinc monomethionate or chelate) important brain developement mineral
Calcium (avoid carbonate, it is the least absorbed form) for bone developement(citrate and chelates are best)
Choline  for brian developement
Inositol  for brain developement

DHA  for brain developement

Food State Whole Food Supplements are the Best Choice.

My Top Picks for Prenatal Supplements are

MegaFoods Daily Foods Baby and Me Whole Foods Prenatal taken along with Garden of Life Cod Liver Oil for DHA in a Natural Whole Foods Way.

Jarrow PregNatal Formula with DHA - Take a convenient daily packet to supply your daily nutrients