Commonly prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements in pregnancy include
folate, iron and multivitamins. Patterns on the use of vitamin C supplements
during pregnancy are not well described.
Low intake of vitamin C may be associated with pregnancy complications like
pre-eclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and maternal anaemia.
There might be a potential benefit of vitamin C supplementation for preeclampsia
However, vitamin C supplementation might increase the risk of preterm delivery.
Further research is required to determine the potential benefits and adverse
effects of vitamin C supplementation during pregnancy.