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How to Travel While Pregnant: Addressing Health Concerns

When it comes to traveling while pregnant, consulting your obstetrician and planning ahead are the best ways to ensure that you and your baby will have a safe and healthy trip. If you are planning to take a trip while you are pregnant, timing is everything. It is considered safe to travel throughout most of a healthy pregnancy, but women who are experiencing complications might be advised to stay close to home.

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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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