Posts Tagged ‘Optimal Prenatal’

What is the Best Prenatal Vitamin For You?

In hopes of a beautiful, healthy child, you start your search for the perfect prenatal vitamin. The results are overwhelming.

Hundreds of options to choose from, and all with varying types and amounts of nutrients! 

Some have iron, some don’t. Isn’t this important for everyone?

Some have vitamin A as retinol, others have beta carotene. Which one?

Some have herbs and plants. Are these nutrients necessary?

All you want is to hold your beautiful, healthy baby in your arms.

It is overwhelming, and we get it. 

That is why we are here to squelch the confusion and to help you find the perfect prenatal for you.

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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and MTHFR

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Recurrent miscarriage can definitely be associated with MTHFR, but even with recent research, it is not always easy to find a doctor who is well-versed in this connection.

Does this sound familiar?

“I was just told by my high-risk OB that there is no research proving MTHFR is connected to miscarriage.”

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Recurrent Miscarriage Causes Go Beyond the Mother’s Health

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Have you experienced a pregnancy loss? If so, our hearts go out to you and we are so very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, as many as 26 percent of pregnancies result in miscarriage due to a number of factors, often related to abnormal chromosomes. (1) Recurrent miscarriage is defined as three or more consecutive losses before the 20th week of pregnancy. Some doctors and statistics include pregnancies that are lost before they are confirmed by ultrasound, while others do not include biochemical pregnancies or losses before five or six weeks. Regardless, recurrent pregnancy loss affects between one and two percent of women. (2)

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How much Vitamin A is safe to take during pregnancy?

One of the most widely debated topics in prenatal health is the inclusion of Vitamin A in prenatal supplements.

But just how much is safe?

It is important to understand why Vitamin A is essential to your health and the development of your growing baby. It is also necessary to know the potential risks of Vitamin A deficiency which can include increased occurrence of anemia or lowered immunity to disease and illness for both pregnant and lactating mothers, as well as infant children. Vitamin A deficiency can also lead to slower growth and development in children. 

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