Folate Supplements Increase IVF Success

folic acid and fertility

Women interested in becoming pregnant are encouraged to take at least 400 ug of folic acid also known as folate to prevent neural tube defects in their babies. Folate is important for DNA synthesis and RNA transfer promoting rapid cell growth and therefore is an important supplement to take for preconception, during the preconception period […]

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Benefits of Folic Acid in Pregnancy

January 6-12 was Folic Acid Awareness week. Folic Acid is an essential B-Vitamin that everyone needs to build DNA for cell growth and development. Enriched grains and fortified cereals contain Folic Acid. However, the best method of ensuring that you are receiving enough of this important water-soluble vitamin is to take 400 micrograms of Folic […]

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Can Vitamin D Before Pregnancy Protect The Health Of My Baby In The Future?

vitamin d benefits pregnancy

Much attention has been garnered in the exploration of the role of Vitamin D and its metabolites in both health and fertility. Can Vitamin D before pregnancy protect the health of my baby in the future? Women preparing for pregnancy religiously monitor their health and food intake and commit themselves to daily regimens of vitamins, […]

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Weight Management for Health and Fertility

Weight management is important when trying to become pregnant.  The best chance of success occurs in women of ideal body weight, which is a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 20-28.BMI is a function of height and weight which for example for a woman 5 feet 5 inches tall would be a weight between 120 to 165 pounds. Calorie consumption and expenditure is critical for […]

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Diet and Lifestyle Issues While Attempting to Conceive

Caffeine and Fertility

Although a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and proper diet, is important for general health, it is not necessary to abstain completely from caffeine and alcohol while trying to conceive. On the other hand, extremes of weight and cigarette smoking have been shown to be detrimental to people trying to conceive. Here are common diet and […]

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Improving Fertility Through Nutritional Medicine

When a women’s body is preparing for pregnancy there is an increased need for certain vitamins and minerals so the ovary will ovulate a mature egg that can be fertilized.  The “healthier” the egg the better the chance of making a healthy baby. The nutrients in your blood enrich the granulosa cells that surround and […]

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