I do not have kids yet, but was planning to talk to my doctor about this later this month at my annual as my husband and I move towards TTC relatively soon. I am generally not a “I will do my own research and think I know more than doctors” person, but from the research I have encountered I think the benefits of Choline supplementation are worthwhile. [name_f]My[/name_f] and my husband’s families both have long histories of mental health challenges, and if there is any chance that hitting the daily recommended value of Choline could help prevent that I am willing to try.
Additionally I highly doubt I get enough Choline naturally, given that it is primarily found in animal-derived foods and I am vegetarian. I do eat eggs and may eat fish during pregnancy, but knowing that many pregnant women are deficient in general I am guessing I would almost certainly be one of them unless I supplement.