Articles on Preconception/Prenatal

Stress may make women less likely to get pregnant, study shows

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Practically everyone has heard of a couple who, after fertility treatments fail, adopt a baby and then all of a sudden get pregnant.

Those stories have given rise to the belief that it takes longer for stressed-out women to conceive, a notion for which there has been little scientific evidence.
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10 Tips To Prepare You For A Healthy Pregnancy

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

During the first few weeks of pregnancy a baby’s body undergoes rapid growth and each development relies on precise, successful development in the previous stage. Because so much is happening so quickly, these first weeks are a particularly vulnerable period. Since nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended, living an eco-conscious, healthy lifestyle may be the best thing you can do to prepare your body for having children, planned or not.This goes for the gentlemen too – toxins are known to affect the health and mobility of sperm. To prevent birth defects or other unintended health impacts, get started now.
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Multivitamins and Healthy Birth Weight

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Infants born to mothers who supplemented with a multiple vitamin early in their pregnancy demonstrated higher birth weights than those infants whose mothers were given a placebo, according to a recent study. Our doctors recommend a comprehensive multivitamin along with high quality fish oils as a prenatal supplement.

CLICK HERE for Synergy Prenatal Packs, our comprehensive prenatal multivitamin packet for pregnancy and women of child bearing age.

Source: Effect of multiple-micronutrient supplementation on maternal nutrient status, infant birth weight and gestational age at birth in a low-income, multi-ethnic population