Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet at all stages of life is important, but during pregnancy there is even more reason to focus on nutrition and vitamin intake.
During pregnancy, more red blood cells are needed to ensure proper growth and development of the foetus, especially in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Riboflavin helps to support normal red blood cell formation to carry oxygen and important nutrients to the foetus.
Riboflavin also supports the health and function of mucous membranes, which line various cavities in the body such as the ear, nose, throat and digestive tract. During pregnancy, blood flow increases to these areas and can cause inflammation and swelling.