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Plan to have a baby? Take vitamins!

May 13, 2005

If you plan to have a baby, you would best supplement your diet with vitamins!

Researchers at St Thomas' Hospital in London say four out of ten women need to supplement their diets with vitamins.

"In an ideal world," sys Dr Andrew Shennan, of St Thomas' Hospital, "a healthy, balanced diet should provide pregnant women and their developing babies with all the nutrients required for optimum health. But many mums-to-be who take care to eat healthily frequently fight sickness, nausea, heartburn and exhaustion, which reduces their appetite."

"Women also tend to have an unhealthy diet prior to pregnancy," he said. "It is clear that many women need to top up their essential nutrients."

"Conditions like as pre-eclampsia are extremely hard to identify. And micronutrient supplementation may be a way of  reducing its impact, possibly in all women," he added. 

What you need to take: Vitamin C and E supplements, which will reduce the risk of  pre-eclampsia, a potentially life-threatening condition that affects upto 10 percent of pregnancies.


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Sub: Not necessary

It is not necessary to marry 1st to get a baby, Today the days are different. Marrige can take place after having a good healthy ...

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Sub: Preferable to get married first

It is preferable to get married first. Then take not only vitamins, but some food also.

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