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Vitamin and mineral supplements in pregnancy include folate, iron and
multivitamins. Patterns on the use of vitamin E supplementation during pregnancy
are not well described.
Key messages
􀃎 The available evidence suggests that Vitamin E supplementation might help to
reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth retardation.
􀃎 Further well-conducted research is required to determine the effects of vitamin
E supplementation during pregnancy, particularly in settings with low
dietary intake of vitamins.


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