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5. Help with Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

A deficiency of biotin is possible in pregnant women. Although it is generally not severe enough to cause symptoms, you should consult with your medical provider about ensuring your levels are up to par. The deficiency is caused by the fact that biotin breaks down faster during pregnancy. In certain animal studies, a lack of biotin during pregnancy might lead to congenital disabilities. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure you are getting an adequate amount of this B vitamin. Prenatal vitamins contain both folic acid and biotin.

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