Fertility center gives recommendations for women trying to conceive

In honor of National Nutrition Month, Shady Grove Fertility Center has announced some of its health recommendations for effective conception and an optimal pregnancy.

Daily prenatal vitamins – including 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid – along with limited alcohol and caffeine intake and maintaining a healthy body weight through diet and exercise may all improve a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant.

“Women who make sound nutritional choices before they become pregnant have a much greater chance of having healthier, less complicated pregnancies and delivering healthier babies,” said Dr. Stephen Greenhouse, a reproductive endocrinologist.

Women under the age of 35 who have been unsuccessfully trying to conceive for one year should consult with a fertility specialist to improve their chances. Females who are older than 35 and have unfruitful results should see a physician after six months of trying.

While pregnant women should always consult with their doctor regarding supplementation, individuals who are trying to conceive may help their chances by using nutritional supplements – like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

Dr. Pinkus’ Sublingual B12 Advantage from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains essential B vitamins along with biotin and folic acid to promote physical health.

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