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AUDIO: Multivitamins during pregnancy - are they worth the money?

AUDIO: Multivitamins during pregnancy - are they worth the money?

Published at 2:38pm 19th July 2016. (Updated at 3:05pm 19th July 2016)

They're one of the many added expenses of pregnancy.

Last week, a study suggested mums-to-be who buy multivitamins are wasting their money.

The research, by the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, concluded that taking just folic acid and vitamin D - at a fraction of the cost - would be just as beneficial for mother and child.

But the findings have proven controversial in some quarters.

The Health Food Manufacturers' Association has described some of the findings as "misleading".

That's a view backed up by a Harrogate retailer.

Linda Le Floch runs Quality Health Foods and has been speaking to Stray FM's Health & Well-being Show: