Even before you become pregnant, you hear of the importance of diet and exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you are actively trying to get pregnant, than a diet rich in iron and folic acid are ideal, and even better if you decide to start a prenatal vitamin before conception. The reason for this is that neural tube defects often happen during the first few weeks after conception, and even right before you know you are pregnant.
Good prenatal nutrition is just as important to mom as it is to baby. I can tell you firsthand the importance of staying healthy during pregnancy. Despite taking a prenatal vitamin everyday, I still ended up fatigued during most of my pregnancy. I didn’t know this until I delivered my baby, but I had very low iron and needed to reassess my diet and include more leafy greens, broccoli, and even an iron supplement on top of my daily multivitamin. In the meantime, my baby still thrived, taking all the nutrients she needed from my body.
You can find out more information about The Importance of Nutrition When Pregnant By Dr. Austin Abramson. Also, be sure to check out Earth’s Best for excellent nutrition options for infants and toddlers. You can connect with Earth’s Best on Facebook to stay up to date on their latest news and promotions!
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