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.

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.

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.

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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