3 reasons you should be taking a prenatal now

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Many women don’t think about taking prenatals before they get that big fat positive, but the best time to start preparing your body for a baby isn’t before birth — it’s before pregnancy!

1. To plan for early development

It’s possible to be pregnant and not know it. In fact, you’re likely to be pregnant for several weeks before you get the news. Taking a prenatal can help ensure that your system has all the essential nutrients available for a growing baby.

For instance, you’ve probably heard about the importance of folic acid for women trying to conceive. That’s because this nutrient has been linked to the early development of the fetal nervous system. Regularly taking a prenatal is a great way to start preparing for a baby.

2. To create healthy habits

Prenatals are packed with the vitamins and nutrients you need to stay strong and healthy while you’re trying to conceive. Chief among them are iron, folic acid, DHA, zinc, and vitamins D, B6, and C. These vitamins will eventually support your baby’s development, but right now they can help strengthen your immune system and prepare your body for pregnancy. And if you’re concerned that iron may upset your stomach, consider “>vitaPearl, because they contain 1 mg or more of folic acid. In fact, “>vitaPearl provides 14 key vitamins and minerals and 200 mg of DHA. It’s a small, easy-to-swallow softgel that you can get from any pharmacy. If you don’t feel like driving, you can also get “>vitaCare™ prescription service. Through vitaCare, you are guaranteed a co-pay of $25 or less2 — with 50% of patients paying $0 co-pay.3

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  • Mayo Clinic Staff. “Prenatal vitamins: Why they matter, how to choose” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 5/13/2015. Web.
  • “Nutrition during pregnancy.” ACOG. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 4/01/2015. Web.
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