Did you know that: You should be at your optimal weight before getting pregnant

Are you at your optimal weight? Both extremes, underweight or overweight, can impair your health and fertility and may have an adverse effect on your pregnancy. Having a healthy body weight helps maximize fertility success rates. Weight fluctuations either 20% above or below a woman’s target range can disrupt estrogen levels which regulate ovulation. To figure out if you are at your optimal weight calculate your body mass index (BMI).   

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Did you know that: Taking a daily supplement plus folic acid before pregnancy improves fertility and pregnancy outcomes

It is suggested that women who have the potential of getting pregnant take a supplement of 400-800 mcg of folic acid a day to prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, called neural tube defects (NTDs). Studies also suggest that folic acid may help prevent some other birth defects as well, it may also prevent autism spectrum disorder, and prevent cleft lip and palate. Folic acid intake is important during pregnancy.

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