Vitamin B-12 May Prevent Birth Defects
Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research shows that vitamin B12 may also play a role.
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"Wow i never really thought about this. But, I conceived after approxamatly 4-6 months of getting my proetien from beans, and I was eating lots of kale and spinach! I just felt this was a more natural plan for me. I did not know this would increase my ability to coneive! We had been trying for about two years, after a miscarriage. I have PCOS, and several doctors had told me, I would probably never conceive again, and if I did I would miscarry right away... and now I am 17 weeks pregnant! So I really do think diet and lifestyle make a big diffrence. As a matter of fact, the last doctor said that too me, I was already pregnant, but didn't know it yet!" -- JCSBAYBEE - 2/3/2012 2:09:45 PM
"As we can see, good and healthy diet is a key for everything in our life. It sounds very easy, but everybody knows this is not that easy to follow good and proper diet in real life. Good luck for everyone!" -- APGFITNESS - 5/10/2011 4:55:15 AM
"Beans and greens! :) lol A good book to check out that covers this and other key nutrients for TTC is Cooking to Conceive by Conceive Magazine." -- MOMMA-T-2B - 4/13/2011 6:29:46 PM
"Very interesting. We recently learned that our 5 years of infertility struggles may very well have been untested vitamin D levels for me. Apparently there is quite a bit of research showing how Vitamin D affects fertility, pregnancy, and post-pregnancy! To think a new vitamin may finally help us after all these years!!!" -- PRPLHRTWIFE - 10/2/2009 3:21:15 PM
"What are some good food to eat to boost your iron with out taking pills or vitamins?" -- TURNER08FAMILY - 9/4/2009 4:37:16 PM
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