Pregnancy multi vitamins are highly advised by obstetricians in Australia as pregnant women need more iron, folate, iodine and protein, as the growing baby absorbs a lot of these nutrients. Taking folic acid up to 3 months before getting pregnant is also proven to reduce the risk of Nural tube defect like Spina Bifida. So which vitamins do you choose? I found Elevit, Blackmores and Swisse the best three on the market – and the easiest to swallow! Some other vitamins I tried actually made me quite nauseous, especially if I didn’t eat before taking them. My tip, make sure you have a good meal before taking the vitamins and choose something recommended by industry professionals or your doctor.