Trial of Micronutrients During Pregnancy

This exciting new study is looking to see whether a vitamin and mineral (micronutrient) supplement can improve low mood and anxiety in pregnant women.

Participants needed

Participants enrolled in the study will be randomized to receive either capsules containing the recommended nutrients as per the New Zealand Ministry of Health guidelines or capsules containing a broad spectrum of micronutrients for 12 weeks.

After 12 weeks, all participants will have the opportunity to take the micronutrient formula for a further 12 weeks or until the birth of their child. Both capsules contain the New Zealand Ministry of Health recommendation for the daily intake of iodine during pregnancy.

Women who participate in this study will be asked to meet with the researchers every four weeks and will receive mental health oversight throughout the duration of their pregnancy as part of participating in the trial.

We are looking for pregnant women:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Between 12-24 weeks pregnant
  • Having one baby
  • Living in the Canterbury region

Register to participate

Complete an online screening to assess your eligibility

Further information


Hayley Bradley
Phone: +64 (3) 369 2386 

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