Pre-Pregnancy Tips

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By Serena | Published January 20, 2014 on MomTrends | Featuring Sheryl Ross

Many women are taking the steps to get pregnant. To better understand how to plan for this exciting time, we learned some tips from Dr. Sheryl Ross, a California based OBGYN who has cared for some of Hollywood’s most notable mamas and recently launched her own vitamin line, Dr. Ross D3FY. Having been in private practice for over 20 years, Dr. Ross saw a need for simple, easy-to-use vitamins that would supplement the diet of any woman, but especially those preparing forpregnancy, during pregnancy and most importantly, after. Dr. Ross has a fantastic approach with a sense of humor and the ability to make you feel comfortable asking even those cringe-worthy questions we don’t want to ask our doctors. Check her tips to enjoy this amazing journey to pregnancy with ease.

Pre-Planning is key. Plan to meet with your healthcare provider 3-6 months ahead of time to see if you are physically and mentally ready to have a healthy pregnancy. A review of your medical history is important to ensure that you don’t have any underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure that might have an adverse affect on you or your unborn child. During this visit your health care provider can also go over medications you might be taking that could be teratogenic or harmful to the embryo during the early stages of conception. Also, making sure that you are on a prenatal or multivitamin that contains at least 400mcg to 1mg of folic acid at least 3 months prior to conception is vital. | | | Next → |

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