Pregnancy Nutrition: Nutrition for pregnancy actually begins months before becoming pregnant. The March of Dimes recommends that all women of childbearing age take a folic acid supplement of at least 400mcg daily. This important vitamin prevents birth defects that affect the brain and spinal cord. The maternal stores of folic acid for the three months prior to getting pregnant determine baby's brain and spinal cord development and helps prevent NTD (neural tube defects). Once pregnant, folic acid requirements increase to 600-800 mcg daily. Folic acid is obtained through vitamin supplements, prenatal vitamins and enriched food items such as cereal, breads and grains. (1) Folic acid is not the only nutritional preparation that a woman...
As we head into a new year... I have been thinking of ways to give back to the community in which I live and serve. To do this, I have designed a way to provide services to those who may need women's health care but not have a way to afford it.
This is my gift: the Ri-Gift Program. I will donate 1 visit per month to a woman in need of health care. This doesn't include lab fees/testing as I do not control those. If you would like to apply for this gift- please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month I will pick an email and contact that woman to set up a free 1 hour appointment for her health care. If you know of a woman who may benefit from this gift- please share my website/email with her.