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Nhsw, Inc.
(301) 891-8887
6495 New Hampshire Ave
Hyattsville, MD
 
Deb Friedman
(240) 593-6237
n/a
Takoma Park, MD
Company
Deb Friedman
Industry
Herbalist, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Nutritional Counseling, Herbal Medicine, Family Medicine, Natural Health, Nutrition Education, LGBT Healthcare
Insurance
None
Professional Affiliations
American Herbalists Guild

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Sss Nutrition And Dietetic Care Services, Inc.
(301) 588-4440
8630 Fenton St
Silver Spring, MD
 
Richard John Calvert, MD
(301) 846-1246
Hfs-452 8301 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1981

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Ashok Ray Prasad, MD
(248) 476-9040
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Sinai Grace Hosp, Detroit, Mi; Huron Valley -Sinai Hospital, Commerce Twp, Mi
Group Practice: Oakland Affiliated Internists

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Nhsw, Inc.
(301) 891-8887
6495 New Hampshire Ave
Hyattsville, MD
 
Sss Nutrition And Dietetic Care Services, Inc.
(301) 588-4440
8630 Fenton St
Silver Spring, MD
 
Richard L Atkinson Jr, MD
(202) 877-2058
100 Irving St NW # Eb4109
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1968

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National Integrated Health Associates
(202) 237-7000
5225 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest, #402
Washington, DC
Services
Women's Health, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Meditation, Internal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Bio-identical HRT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Haifa Ahmed A J Shaban, MD
(410) 780-3640
Silver Spring, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Family Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Baghdad, Coll Of Med, Baghdad, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1968

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Nutrition For Pre-Conception Health

If you're trying to conceive, there's no magic food that will guarantee you increased fertility. However, by taking zinc your chances of conceiving can drastically improve, whether you're male or female. You should be taking 15mg of zinc each day, which can easily be found in most multivitamins or in foods like oysters. Also, by keeping your body healthy with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and whole grains, you can keep your reproductive organs in optimum shape.

You need to make sure you have healthy eating habits about three to six months before you start trying to conceive. This will ensure that your body is in good shape to conceive and carry a baby to term. Studies have shown that overall healthy eating is related to both male and female fertility. Here are some vitamins and nutrients that you should be consuming before conception:

Folic Acid: It's recommended that any woman of childbearing age take folic acid (400 micrograms daily) which greatly reduces the risk of neural tube birth defects like spina bifida in the fetus. Your doctor may advise you to take more folic acid if you have a family history of neural tube defects. You'll find folic acid naturally in leafy green vegetables, nuts, fortified breads and cereals, and citrus fruits. You can also take a prenatal vitamin that will contain folic acid.

Supplements and Vitamins: Even if you eat a healthy diet, many doctors still recommend that you take a supplement to ensure that you're getting all the nutrients your body needs.

Calcium: Women need at least 1,000 mgs each day (this is equal to three eight ounce glasses of skim milk) if they are trying to conceive. You'll find calcium naturally in dairy products, canned salmon, and rice, and you can take a calcium supplement if you're considering getting pregnant. Look for reduced fat dairy products such as skim milk and low fat cottage cheese.

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Preconception Nutrition

If you follow a healthy diet, you'll be sure to have enough vitamins and nutrients to meet your baby's needs during pregnancy. Before you conceive, make sure you're getting the right amount of foods from each of the major food groups. Here's how many servings you need each day for a well balanced diet:
  • Starches like breakfast cereals, bread, rice, potatoes and pasta 5 to 7
  • Fruits and vegetables (fresh, canned, frozen or juiced) 5 to 10
  • Dairy products (low fat) 2 to 3
  • Meat, fish, and meat alternatives (lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs) 2
  • Fats and sugars (butter, cooking fats, chocolate, soda) Limit

Your body weight is very important for your fertility. If you're overweight, your risk of pregnancy complications like diabetes and high blood pressure increases. If you're underweight, you may have problems conceiving as your period becomes irregular or stops completely. Your ideal weight is in the 20 to 25 range of the body mass index (BMI). Don't diet if you are pregnant or trying to conceive even a small weight loss can drastically affect your ability to conceive.

Before you become pregnant, you need to be taking folic acid. You need at least 400 micrograms of folic acid each day, which can be found in leafy green vegetables, enriched cereals and citrus fruits. Folic acid helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida. It's recommended that women of childbearing age take a folic acid supplement each day. If you become pregnant, you'll need to continue taking a supplement for your first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Vitamins and supplements aren't necessary if you're eating a healthy, balanced diet that provides you with adequate nutrition. However, if you would like to take supplements, look for one that is a prenatal vitamin and mineral supplement. These will give you nutrients in smaller doses that won't be damaging to your health.

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