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Pre-pregnancy nutrition is extremely crucial if you are thinking to have a baby. It increases your possibilities of getting pregnant, maintains a healthy pregnancy, helps you have a healthy body, and improves the possibility of giving birth with few or no complications. In fact, it prepares your body and mind for the arrival of the little one. Pre-Pregnancy Key Nutrients And Foods To Eat You need to prepare your body for pregnancy by supplementing some key nutrients to your diet. Here’s a list of the nutrients and their food sources. Folic Acid The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise all women of reproductive age to take 400 mg folic acid per day along with folate from different food sources. Folic acid helps decrease the risk of birth defects like spina bifida and anencephaly. Folic acid (or vitamin B9) is utilized by our body to make new cells. Women…

Bleeding for seven days every month comes with its share of an ordeal- the blood, cramps, mood swings, days of being bed-ridden and to top it all, bloating; as if cramps were a picnic! Not all but almost 70 percent of women suffer from bloating which piles on to their already escalated concerns about weight gain. All the more problematic when your clothes do not fit you for the seven days you bleed. The question that arises is whether there is any way to combat bloating during the periods. It does have effects on our psychology if you are already reeling with issues regarding your weight. While you may certainly feel bloated from head to toe, the most common areas to swell are the breasts, face, abdomen, legs, ankles, and feet. Causes The main cause is the sharp dip in progesterone right before your period starts. Changes in estrogen levels…