Maternity Care: Prenatal Diet

Maternity Care: Prenatal Diet


>400 milligrams that’s the magic number
it’s especially important for women to get this amount of folic acid at least
one month before becoming pregnant ,and we have some tips here on ways you can
get folic acid so let’s chime in on these doctor, take a vitamin containing
the 400, folic acid every day.>Absolutely and again you want to be
starting this before you’re actually planning to get pregnant, you want to be
having that good level of folic acid in your body at the time of conception, and
then here’s some other ideas eat a bowl of breakfast cereal every day, that has a
hundred percent of the daily value folic acid, cereals is one of those common
foods that I mentioned that is fortified with the folic acid, and then eat a diet
with plenty of fortified grains and foods like beans, peas, and leafy greens.
>And all of this can really make a difference when you want to become
pregnant.>Absolutely.>All right so in addition to changing
your diet which includes obviously folic acid, what are some of the ways would you
say we’re nutrition is important before getting pregnant?, like the best foods if
you will.>So eating a balanced healthy diet is always very important, you want
to make sure you’re getting all those vitamins and minerals, and you want to
make sure you’re at a good weight.

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