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|Title:||Patterns of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplement use prior to and during pregnancy|
|Citation:||Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 2002; 42(5):494-496|
|Publisher:||Australian NZ J Obstet Gynaec|
|FH Maats, CA Crowther|
|Abstract:||At the antenatal clinic, 211 women were interviewed to assess vitamin, mineral and herbal use pre-conceptually and in the three trimesters of pregnancy. The majority of women (62%) used both a vitamin or mineral supplement and a herbal preparation during the course of pregnancy. Folate (70%), iron (38%) and multivitamins (27%) were the vitamin and mineral supplements most frequently taken by pregnant women. Ginger (20%) and raspberry leaf (9%) were the most frequently used herbal preparations. Women relied on advice from friends and relatives in deciding to use herbal preparations.|
|Keywords:||Humans; Chamomile; Rosaceae; Ginger; Plants, Medicinal; Iron; Trace Elements; Folic Acid; Vitamins; Plant Preparations; Complementary Therapies; Phytotherapy; Self Medication; Preconception Care; Prenatal Care; Cross-Sectional Studies; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Trimesters; Dietary Supplements; Adult; Female|
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|Appears in Collections:||Obstetrics and Gynaecology publications|
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