Posts Tagged ‘vitamin’

9 questions to ask your provider before you get pregnant

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

There are things you can do, before you get pregnant, to help give your baby a better chance of a healthy and full-term birth. See your health care provider before pregnancy and ask about the following topics.

What do I need to know about…

1. Diabetes, high blood pressure, infections or other health problems?
2. Medicines or home remedies?
3. Taking a multivitamin pill with folic acid in it each day?
4. Getting to a healthy weight before pregnancy?
5. Smoking, drinking alcohol and taking illegal drugs?
6. Unsafe chemicals or other things I should stay away from at home or at work?
7. Taking care of myself and lowering my stress?
8. How long to wait between pregnancies?
9. My family history, including premature birth?

Confessions of a health information specialist

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

When we decided we were ready for a baby I went to my doctor first and she wrote me a prescription for prenatal vitamins. I’ll admit…I was not a multivitamin taker before then (insert “gasping” sound here). I know, I know!! All women of reproductive age should take a daily multivitamin as a part of a healthy diet and because pregnancy isn’t always planned for. Quite honestly, before I started working for the March of Dimes I had no idea how important that was for me and you. OK, so I fessed-up. What about you? Did you take you multivitamin today?