Hudson Valley Parent

HVP April 2016

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Page 18 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 19 include spinach, kale, asparagus, broccoli, and peas. Iron is used by your body to make hemoglobin, which facilitates oxygen transport. The ACOG says pregnant women need about 27 milligrams daily when expecting, as extra iron is necessary for the growing baby and placenta, especially in the second and third trimesters. Iron-rich foods, include lean red meat, poultry, fish, dried beans and peas, iron-fortified cereals, and prune juice. "For me, as a vegan/vegetarian, the vitamins were important in help- ing me fill in gaps in my diet," says Courtney Skeen, a Red Hook mother of two. The multivitamin debate Many doctors prescribe prenatal vitamins to their pregnant patients, but some moms-to-be consider subbing the prescription for multivi- tamins for women. "Taking a vitamin specifically for prenatal is one way to assure you are getting exactly what you need. Also there are some formulations of prenatal vitamins that are designed to help with nausea in pregnancy, We Have Moved • Brand new, state of the art facility • Digital X-rays • iPad station in the waiting room • TVs mounted on ceilings during dental work • Great kid friendly space • Always taking extra time to listen & work through fears (IV sedation or nitrous oxide used if needed) (Continued on Page 20) +HDOWKFDUH7KDW5HYROYHV $URXQG

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