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Nestabs DHA Uses

It is not uncommon for healthcare providers to prescribe prenatal vitamins like Nestabs DHA to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Specifically, Nestabs DHA is used to fill nutritional gaps by supplementing important minerals and vitamins that women may not get through dietary means. This particular prenatal vitamin also contains important omega-3 fatty acids that help with brain and vision development.

What Is Nestabs DHA Used For?

Nestabs® DHA is a prescription prenatal vitamin. Like other prenatal vitamins, Nestabs DHA is specifically designed to provide key nutrients needed by pregnant women. It is also useful for women who are trying to conceive and women who are breastfeeding.
A woman's nutritional needs increase during pregnancy. Even women who usually eat a well-balanced diet may have problems meeting these increased nutritional needs, due to morning sickness, food aversions, or other problems. Prenatal vitamins can help fill in any nutritional gaps in a pregnant woman's diet.
There are many different brands of prenatal vitamins. Most prenatal vitamins contain three key nutrients -- folic acid, calcium, and iron -- which are essential for a healthy pregnancy. However, the exact content of these and other minerals and vitamins can vary from brand to brand. Your healthcare provider will choose a prenatal vitamin that meets your nutritional needs.
Because it is important to get enough folic acid prior to pregnancy and during early pregnancy, including the early weeks before it is even possible to know if you are pregnant, your healthcare provider may recommend that you take a prenatal vitamin while trying to get pregnant. In fact, because many pregnancies are unplanned, it is a good idea for any sexually active woman of child-bearing potential to take a prenatal vitamin, or at least a multivitamin with a minimum of 400 mcg of folic acid.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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