It's getting to the end of my pregnancy and the mummy guilt is already setting in, and he isn't even here yet..
I'm embarrassed to admit, I've been really lazy with the vitamins throughout this whole pregnancy. I didn't take any pre-pregnancy to boost my iodine and folate, and in the first trimester I only had one multivitamin every 2-3 days.. Since then I've maybe had one vitamin every couple of months.
I haven't been eating super healthy either but I do have a varied diet with lots of protein and fresh fruit & veggies.
I'm just wondering if the whole multivitamin thing is actually not that necessary or if I've now done irreversible damage to my unborn child?
I remember when I was pregnant with my first, I had read that taking iodine supplements would increase brain development or something, and every time I took one of those I-folate pills I kept thinking about how smart my boy would turn out... Seems ridiculous now looking back.
Surely that sort of thing is more about genetics?
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Also, is it too late to start taking Multis now? I'm 35 weeks tomorrow.. So not sure if 5 weeks of multivitamins at this stage would do much good..
ETA - I don't really want to start taking them if it won't make a difference to Bub because they mess with my digestion which is one of the reasons I didn't want to take them every day. Main reason was forgetfulness though lol