When do I need to start taking a prenatal?

Prenatal vitamins are intended for women who are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant, or who are breast feeding. You should begin taking prenatal vitamins up to twelve months prior to trying to get pregnant. Why should I take a prenatal vitamin before I am trying to get pregnant? If you aren’t planning that far… Read More

What is DHA and why is it important?

Let’s start by asking why DHA is so important. DHA is one of the good fats found throughout the body and is essential for the development and function of the brain, eye and heart. Why is DHA important? It fuels cells in these and other parts of the nervous system, keeping them at peak function.… Read More

Are prenatal vitamins ok even if I am not pregnant?

Prenatal vitamins are very similar to multivitamins but tend to have different vitamin and mineral counts.  While prenatal vitamins are generally safe for adults to take, it is important for you to know what you are taking and how it will benefit your body; you should always consult your doctor or healthcare professional if you… Read More

Why is folic acid important during pregnancy?

Folic acid is an essential vitamin (B9) for women who are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Folic acid is important during pregnancy, particularly during the early phases, because it can help prevent neural tube defects and other birth defects such as spina bifida, anencephaly, a cleft palate, cleft… Read More

When should I stop taking prenatals?

It is recommended that women continue to take prenatal vitamins the greater of three months and as long as you breastfeed. Why should I continue taking a prenatal vitamin after my baby is born? Prenatal vitamins offer many other benefits to both mom and baby throughout the pregnancy and beyond, partly because prenatal vitamins also… Read More

What is the difference between prenatal and multivitamins?

Prenatal vitamins are vitamin and mineral supplements designed to provide both a mother and her fetus with beneficial nutrients. These vitamins are recommended for those women who are trying to conceive, those who are already pregnant or women who are currently breastfeeding. What is in a prenatal vitamin? Prenatal vitamins contain higher amounts of certain… Read More

Supplements to Think About Taking During Pregnancy

The best way to get proper nutrients while pregnant is to eat healthfully—consuming meals which are loaded with vitamins and minerals. Taking additional supplements to encourage healthy growth and development of the baby is never a bad idea, and is in fact strongly encouraged by medical professionals and nutrition experts. What to look for in… Read More

Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation is unfortunately a common issue many women deal with during pregnancy, as if you didn’t have enough on your plate.  Constipation during pregnancy is not caused by any one factor: iron, hormones, and pressure on bowels caused by the growing uterus; all result in increased constipation during pregnancy.  The good news is that there… Read More

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