Posts Tagged ‘folic acid’

Planning Pregnancy

Three months prior to pregnancy (the preconception period) is the time to make life changes that can help boost fertility, reduce problems during pregnancy and assist in recovery from birth. If you and your partner are planning to conceive, start taking folic acid before you get pregnant. Folic acid helps to provide the best health…

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Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

There is never a better time to improve your eating habits than when you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. Good nutrition is important for your baby, even before conception. Aim to lead a healthy lifestyle before becoming pregnant. This includes being active and maintaining or working towards a healthy weight. It is best…

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Vitamins and Supplements – Common Misconceptions

Vitamins play an important role in keeping the body healthy, but there are many misconceptions about vitamins and the health benefits they offer. However, taking large doses of certain vitamins can be harmful. It is best to get the vitamins our bodies need from eating a variety of healthy, unprocessed foods rather than by taking…

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