Take Prenatal Vitamins and Minerals

Prenatal vitamins help you and your baby grow and stay healthy, but you have to be careful when using them as well as take a good quality well brand.
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Taking Prenatal vitamins and minerals safely:
– Use Prenatal vitamins and minerals that are 100% of the U.S RDA
The U.S. RDA is Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), the daily dietary intake level of a nutrient considered sufficient by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine to meet the requirements of 97.5% of healthy individuals in each life-stage and sex group. The definition implies that the intake level would cause a harmful nutrient deficiency in just 2.5%. It is calculated based on the EAR and is usually approximately 20% higher than the EAR. ( from wikipedia)
– Take only one table a day if you take more it can be harmful to you
    and your growing baby.
 – Take your prenatal pill with water or juice. Do not take with milk, cheese, or yogurt.
 – Take your prenatal pill at bedtime or between meals, is best.
Possible vitamin and minerals discomforts:
– Constipation
– Stomach sickness
– Diarrhea
IF you  have any discomforts, or if you fall and feel pain or something that you seriously know and listen to your body. Contact your health care provider.
At appointments take to your health care provider about your discomforts. Your provider can help find a prenatal vitamin and mineral that works best for you.
I know it can be a challenge to remember to take your daily pills.
So write this down and  Take Action.
This is posted on my mirror to remember.
 My plan to take my prenatal vitamins and minerals:
I will take my prenatal pill at this time ______
I will remember to take my prenatal pill each day by ____
I will keep my pills safe from children by ______
If my pill make me feel uncomfortable, I will contact ____
When I run our of prenatal pills, I will ______
Remember Prenatal are important for the growth and development of your baby.
Renetta Artmont
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First Doctors appointment – Experience

April 5th, 2016 after 14 years, I walked into the Medical Office, with a feeling of nervousness, excitement and exploration.

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I walked up to the appointment desk and checked in. As my partner and I waited in the waiting room with anticipation of what was our “First Doctor’s appointment” going to be like. How is the Doctor, I wonder if shes nice.
So many things running through both of our minds.
I hear my name, or close to it.
“REentta Armon”
 Of course I knew that they were calling me, even though my name was mispronounced. .. It usually is. lol
We walked inside the “back office” area. I was greeted by a nice assistant. She took my weight and did my height. To my pleasant surprise not that bad, but my height was a bit of a shock, I thought I was taller.
Walking on, to our cozy little appointment room.
It looked very similar to a hospital so instantly I got a bit uneasy.
Not that I don’t like the hospital, but it surely brings back not so good memories.
My blood pressure was taken, temperature and then she went over the protocol for the first appointment.
I needed to get undressed and cultures needed to be taken.
Embarrassing with your partner right there with you legs spread open.
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So of course he left the room for my comfort.
My doctor was so kind, pleasant and was able to answer all my concerns.
Because this is my second pregnancy and my first pregnancy and health of my first child was not in the greatest condition, they would be taking extra precautions.
I was asked to pee more than once and got blood drawn of 7 tubes. Although I don’t mind the extra precautions, I’m nervous but

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yet so thrilled, regardless.
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Here is to 8 more months of new and exciting thrill, however with fingers crossed and prayers up, most importantly a healthy pregnancy and child.
Renetta Artmont



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Remember, it’s important to eat healthy and take care of yourself!
-Renetta Artmont