One of the benefits of adequate intake of Vitamin C during pregnancy is that your amniotic sac is dependent on it to stay intact during labor. Since your amniotic sac acts as a hydraulic system and protects you and the baby both from contractions, and protects both you and the baby from infection, it is a good thing to avoid being in the 11% of women who begin labor with a spontaneous rupture of membranes. One easy way to do this is to build strong amniotic membranes by feeding your body enough Vitamin C from the beginning of pregnancy on!
Having adequate Vitamin C in your diet also means that your baby’s cells (and the space between them), bones, skin, and blood vessels will be in better shape at birth and in early infancy. After birth, continuing to eat good amounts of Vitamin C will mean that your body has plenty to access to add to your breast milk, ensuring that your baby continues to get adequate Vitamin C to be well, this time in its milk.
Getting more than 2,000mg of Vitamin C in a day can put a pregnant woman at risk of miscarriage or premature birth, and can actually cause a dependency in the newborn baby! That said, eating FOODS rich in Vitamin C, rather than supplementing with a pill, makes it more difficult to overdose on the vitamin, as you tend to feel full well before you reach a dangerous level vitamins! Use Google to find a list of foods rich in Vitamin C. Some of them may surprise you! Try to vary where you get your Vitamin C, as having a varied diet ensures that you get a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, and antioxidants for your body to utilize.