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Happy #‌BumpDay to all the mamas to be out there! In honor of this annual day that celebrates beautiful bumps and healthy pregnancies, I wanted to share the things that have gotten me through my first pregnancy thus far. Vitamins 1. Garden of Life Prenatal Once Daily & Prenatal Multi Gummies If there's ever a good time to start taking vitamins, it's when you're expecting. Getting essential vitamins and minerals during pregnancy is incredibly important to baby's development. My prenatal vitamin of choice is Garden of Life mykind Organics. They offer both a pill and a gummy form (I like both options), and both are made from certified organic, non-GMO [...]
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We all want to eat well. But once you have a bun in the oven—and thus are responsible for feeding not just yourself but baby, too—then it’s even more important to be sure you get the proper nutrition you both need. In addition to eating a range of nutrient-dense foods that provide protein, calcium, folate, and iron, you’ll also want to take a prenatal vitamin—ideally before you start trying to conceive and throughout breast-feeding—to ensure you and baby are getting the important stuff. Here are five vital prenatal nutrients. 1. Folic acid / Folate The most well-established tenet of prenatal nutrition is [...]
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Scientists have added more data to the growing pile of research that links vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy with an increase of autism traits in children. The study, led by University of Queensland’s Queensland Brain Institute, part of the Universities of Australia, found that women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks gestation were more likely to have a child who developed autistic traits by the age of six. "This study provides further evidence that low vitamin D is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders," QBI professor John McGrath, MD, PhD, said in a university release published on medicalxpress.com. "Just as taking folate in [...]

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