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Other than folic acid, what should I do before trying to conceive?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
16 doctors agree

In brief: See doctor for exam

A woman trying to conceive (ttc) should inform her primary care physician, ask about overdue or needed immunizations, get a general exam and give a health history to see if any conditions need evaluation.
She should also avoid toxins, alcohol, tobacco. And a very important step is to get fit by eating a healthy diet and exercising. Writing down dates of periods is useful. Alert OB when missed :).

In brief: See doctor for exam

A woman trying to conceive (ttc) should inform her primary care physician, ask about overdue or needed immunizations, get a general exam and give a health history to see if any conditions need evaluation.
She should also avoid toxins, alcohol, tobacco. And a very important step is to get fit by eating a healthy diet and exercising. Writing down dates of periods is useful. Alert OB when missed :).
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. David Finke
Make sure you are taking omega-3 or DHA supplement if it is not already in your prenatal vitamin.
Dr. Jason Beasley
And if you have other health issues like diabetes or high blood pressure, make sure these conditions are under very good control.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prepare your body

You are definitely doing the right thing by taking folic acid.
You should ideally be taking Folic Acid for at least 1 month prior to conception. Also, if you are on any medications, discuss them with your doctor as certain medications can be dangerous for early pregnancy. Avoid all alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs. Otherwise, keep your body healthy with good nutrition and regular exercise.

In brief: Prepare your body

You are definitely doing the right thing by taking folic acid.
You should ideally be taking Folic Acid for at least 1 month prior to conception. Also, if you are on any medications, discuss them with your doctor as certain medications can be dangerous for early pregnancy. Avoid all alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs. Otherwise, keep your body healthy with good nutrition and regular exercise.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Dr. Brian Enggano
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Good diet, detox

Follow a healthy diet- emphasize fruits & vegetables & avoid gmo foods- see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ if you have amalgam fillings consider removing them- your first-born will accumulate up to half the mercury in your body! consider an herbal tonic like rhodiola.
For more useful info see http://andreannarainville.Com/klinghardt_docs/adviceforparentstobe.Pdf good luck!

In brief: Good diet, detox

Follow a healthy diet- emphasize fruits & vegetables & avoid gmo foods- see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ if you have amalgam fillings consider removing them- your first-born will accumulate up to half the mercury in your body! consider an herbal tonic like rhodiola.
For more useful info see http://andreannarainville.Com/klinghardt_docs/adviceforparentstobe.Pdf good luck!
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