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PREGNANCY AND SUNSCREEN

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While the sun is a great source of vitamin D, it is also a source of potentially harmful ultraviolet rays. According to the American Cancer Society, the sun’s ultraviolet A (UVA) rays contribute to long term damage, causing skin to age prematurely, and may increase your risk of getting some skin cancers. Learn More

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5 TIPS FOR PRECONCEPTION HEALTH

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Preconception health is important to every woman, whether she is planning to get pregnant now, in the near future, or “someday” – especially since nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Following are five tips to help you prepare for your blessed event.

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TIPS TO AVOID DEHYDRATION AND HEATSTROKE

Dr. Michael C. Bartfield, M.D., F.A.C.OG.

Summer is coming, and for many, so is a renewed obsession with outdoor activities. Aside from sunburns (please wear your sunscreen!), there are two very serious sun- and heat-related issues to look out for: dehydration and heatstroke.

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COPING WITH ACNE DURING PREGNANCY

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While some women experience the glow of pregnancy, many experience acne. Although being pregnant is not the cause of acne per se, hormones fluctuate wildly during this time, boosting skin’s oil (sebum) production, which may result in blocked pores, inflammation, and irritation. All of this activity can cause both clear and acne prone skin to flare up.

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ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH FOLIC ACID

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Healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce a woman's risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect. Women capable of becoming pregnant should take at least 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid per day from a supplement or fortified foods in addition to the natural food folate from a varied diet.

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THE VITAPEARL DIFFERENCE

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When we developed vitaPearl™, the latest addition to the vitaMedMD family, we listened to what expecting mothers were looking for in a prescription prenatal vitamin. They wanted something small, gentle on the stomach, no fishy burp-backs, and more folic acid.

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRESCRIPTION AND OTC PRENATAL VITAMINS

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Choosing whether to take a prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) prenatal vitamin can come down to quality of ingredients and convenience. With a vitaPearl prescription you can enjoy one pill daily, quality iron, DHA, and folic acid, as well as free home delivery!

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THE IMPORTANCE OF DHA IN A PRENATAL VITAMIN

Dr. Michael C. Bartfield, M.D., F.A.C.OG.

At preconception planning and initial pregnancy visits, I always have a discussion with my patients regarding adequate diet and make a recommendation for them to take a quality prenatal vitamin, one that includes DHA.

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IS FOLIC ACID THE SAME VITAMIN AS FOLATE?

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Folic acid and folate are both forms of vitamin B9, a water soluble member of the B-complex family of vitamins. B vitamins work together to support healthy nerve function1, metabolism, the formation of red blood cells, and help boost the body’s energy supply

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COMMON DREAMS DURING PREGNANCY BY TRIMESTER

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Your dreams during pregnancy are often more vivid, more memorable, and let’s say, more interesting than before pregnancy. Here are the most common dreams experienced during each trimester of pregnancy Learn More



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