I have a Chinese friend who never took vitamins during all her pregnancies. She has four children, and although they look pretty healthy, I noticed that their development is kind of slow. I’m not really sure if the fact that she has only taken Chinese herbal medicine instead of following a real doctor’s orders to take vitmains, has something to do with it. Those prenatal vitamins are specifically designed to ensure the mother is getting the right amounts of vitamins and minerals necessary for her health and her baby’s. Of course, I’m no expert and I might be wrong with my theory, but if I ever get pregnant again, I’ll never risk the health of my baby.