Vitamin B12

Also known as cobalamin, vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient during pregnancy.

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is another essential pregnancy nutrient found mainly in animal foods. A diet low in B12 can contribute to anemia, so vegans' diets should include plant foods that contain B12, such as fortified breakfast cereals.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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