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What Prenatal Vitamins Do I Need to Take?

Prenatal vitamins fill nutritional gaps and support your diet to help ensure that both you and your baby remain healthy. You should start taking prenatal vitamins before pregnancy, if possible, to maximize their effectiveness. Healthy development begins with conception. So if you are actively trying to become pregnant, visit your obstetrician or gynecologist for their prenatal vitamin recommendations.

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Why the Food Pyramid Should Look Different During Your Pregnancy

Once you become pregnant, it’s important to focus your nutrition and diet plan on including foods with valuable minerals and nutrients that will be key to your baby’s development. Your decision to have a baby will forever change every area of your life in the very near future. One area in need of particular attention, however, is your personal diet and nutrition while pregnant. Specific vitamins and minerals are required in larger doses to ensure a healthy pregnancy and the healthy development of your baby. Learn which foods contain these nutrients, how much you need to consume, and what you need to avoid to get the best nutritional value during your pregnancy.

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8 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Family

If you are questioning whether you are ready to start a family, consider what you will need in all aspects of your life in order to be most prepared for a child. More than one-third of all pregnancies in the United State are unplanned, according to the Center for Disease Control. That includes 23% of pregnancies in married women who were not planning on starting a family. If you are taking the steps to prepare for a family, then you are already a step ahead. In order to ready yourself for first-time parenthood, it’s important to ask yourself some key questions to determine when the time is right for you to get pregnant.

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