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Why is iron important?

Why is iron important?

Iron is essential for our bodies, yet low iron is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies. Low iron levels can leave you feeling physically tired and weak, impair mental function, and weaken your immune system.  

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When to Start Taking Prenatal Vitamins: Good Habits Start Early

When to Start Taking Prenatal Vitamins: Good Habits Start Early

By Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   In this article: What trimester are prenatal vitamins most important? Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy Key prenatal vitamin ingredients How long to take prenatal vitamins during pregnancy? Prenatal Vitamins Vs. Fertility Supplements Children change the way we look at things in so many ways. The very idea of getting pregnant begins to adjust your focus. Suddenly your nutritional needs matter more than ever as you consider how to best support your fertility goals. You know that every lifestage requires specific nutrition, but when do you make that transition to taking prenatal vitamins? The short answer is as...

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Mama Bird Prenatal Line 2020

Mama Bird Prenatal Line 2020

By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Prenatal vitamins are literally a “once-in-a-lifetime” chance to provide your future children with their best opportunity to thrive. Prenatal vitamins are for you, your baby and your grandchildren. Excellent nutritional support affects generations to come. That is why we take prenatal vitamins seriously. We invest significant research into crafting our formulations. When you choose Best Nest Wellness, you can rest assured knowing that you’ve made the absolute best choice for your prenatal care. The Mama Bird Prenatal Multi+ line was designed by Best Nest Wellness to provide a comprehensive prenatal formula with a unique blend...

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What vitamins to take postpartum?

What vitamins to take postpartum?

By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Prenatal vitamins? You were on top of those. But, postnatal vitamins? Many women don’t think to change to them or discontinue use of natal vitamins at this oh-so important time. Now that your baby is born, your body is in need of some different nutrients. These provide benefits like post-pregnancy support, immune support, and lactation support for you and your baby. When starting your postnatal journey, look for supplements that include these ingredients:  FolateSince mothers are no longer supporting the baby in the womb, their bodies no longer need the higher amounts of methylfolate needed...

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Lifestage: Pregnancy

Lifestage: Pregnancy

Once you know you’re pregnant, so many things start going through your mind: your diet, doctor or midwife appointments, lifestyle habits, exercise, and, of course, the health of your baby.One thing that may need to be given more thought is the prenatal you choose to take while on this journey. Not all prenatal vitamins are created equal. Choosing a supplement may seem overwhelming, but by looking for one that includes these ingredients, you’ll feel confident about the choice you’ve made.

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Lifestage: Pre Baby & Fertility

Lifestage: Pre Baby & Fertility

By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   When starting the pregnancy journey, diet is very important. Including nutrients that promote vibrant health as you pursue your fertility goals is one of, if not, the most vital steps you can take. Choosing a pre-prenatal supplement can be overwhelming—and not just for the moms-to-be but future-dads too When starting your pregnancy journey, look for supplements that include these ingredients: Methylfolate Your doctor may recommend a supplement with folic acid. But, to get a finished folate, the body can immediately use, look for methylfolate. It not only supports neurodevelopment for your future baby (1, 2, 3), including...

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Mom Brain: 6 Symptoms & Solutions

Mom Brain: 6 Symptoms & Solutions

Do you feel that your brain has changed? During pregnancy? After baby? Mom brain. It is a thing! Also called momnesia, pregnancy brain, baby brain... science has confirmed that it exists.

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