Posts Tagged ‘Pregnancy’

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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Should You Take Iron During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is truly a miracle of life, but many people think it’s something that happens naturally and effortlessly. TV shows and movies make it seem like getting pregnant is an easy task. But if you’re one of the 12 percent of women in the United States who has difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, then you know that having a baby is not nearly as easy as it’s made out to be. (1)

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Can You Take Prenatal Vitamins If You Are NOT Pregnant?

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One of the frequently asked questions we get is whether or not prenatal vitamins are acceptable to take if you are not pregnant. The answer is simple: typically, yes. Although there are a few exceptions. But first, let’s explore how prenatal vitamins are different from other multivitamins and why you would want to consider taking them even if you’re not pregnant.

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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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