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20 Hudson Valley Parent n April 2016 so it's a good idea to discuss it with your provider," says Dr. Sue Parisi, an OB/GYN in Millbrook who in- corporates integrative medicine and health coaching into her practice. "... Some [multi]vitamins [con- tain] high levels of vitamin A, [which] may be harmful to a de- veloping fetus," Parisi adds. If you do decide to forgo the prenatal vitamins, she advises talking to your doctor and comparing your multivi- tamin with prenatals to ensure the amounts and ingredients are the same. The organic connection Although pre-natal vitamins are designed to help mom and baby get what they need nutritionally, some argue that the source of those nutri- ents is important as well. "Anything a woman eats while pregnant gets passed through to the baby, so eating organic is especially important during pregnancy," says doula Dana Scarano, of Hudson Valley Birth and Bodywork. "I rec- ommend a high-quality, whole food prenatal vitamin." Linda Freeman is a freelance writ- er in the Hudson Valley. 465 E Main Street Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 343-8212 BRACES AND INVISALIGN FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, AND ADULTS. Beautiful, Stunning Smiles that will Last a Lifetime Where you are always treated as an individual, not a number • No more goopy gaggy materials with our high-tech digital impressions • Hurry in for our interest-free fi nancing and affordable payment plans! • Voted Favorite Doc Four Years In A Row Richard Rosenbloom, D.M.D. 845-471-1186 845-897-5500 2 locations in Fishkill & LaGrange Complimentary initial exam S t a r t s w i t h a S m i l e Give your child a lifetime of smiles. Confidence Did you know... • According to the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, 300,000 babies are born worldwide each year with neural tube defects? • The American Pregnancy Associa- tion says combining supplements - like taking folic acid in addition to a multivitamin - can increase the risk of overdosing on a particular nutrient? PRENATAL VITAMINS (Continued from Page 19)

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