Posts Tagged ‘Prenatal’

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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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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