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Prenatal Nutritionists Saco ME

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Susanne D'Angelo-Coole
(207) 885-7700
175 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Jenny Craig
(207) 774-7400
333 Clarks Pond Pkwy Ste 500
South Portland, ME
Alternate Phone Number
(207) 774-7400
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Nutrition Consultants
(207) 854-3663
201 Main St,# 5
Westbrook, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Caroline M Seastrom
(207) 662-5522
887 Congress St,# 320
Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Nutrition Works
(207) 772-6279
805 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Paula A Allen
(207) 799-6394
527 Sawyer St
South Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Nutricomm
(207) 799-1900
42 Stanley St
South Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Jenny Craig
(207) 774-7400
222 Saint John St
Portland, ME
Alternate Phone Number
(207) 774-7400
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Portland Chiropractic Nrlgy
(207) 699-5600
19 Commercial St,# 2a
Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Gail E Valente
(207) 771-1753
616 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

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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