Pregnancy & Pre-Pregnancy Planning
The demands for specific nutrients during pregnancy and lactation are particularly taxing on a mother, often draining her nutritional reserves. Since nutritional deficiencies can be passed from a mother to her baby, accurate and targeted diagnostic testing is important before, during and after pregnancy.
Prior to conception, nutrients of methylation are crucial, including methylated vitamin B12 and folate to prevent neural tube defects. By the time a mother has found out she is pregnant, neural tube defects may have already developed if nutrient support was not adequate. Neural tube defects are irreversible. (Weight loss prior to pregnancy can also reduce this risk, if it is done properly).
Targeted supplementation may also reduce pregnancy complications:
- coenzyme Q10 and selenium reduce risk of pre-eclampsia
- vitamin D can decrease bacterial infections
- vitamin A and B2 can alleviate pregnancy anemia
- trace elements can reduce pregnancy induced hypertension
- folic acid, biotin and B vitamins may help in the reduction of birth defects
Overwhelming evidence suggests that infertility issues stem from low antioxidant status. Deficiencies in vitamins C and E, zinc, copper, magnesium, folate as well as the powerful antioxidant cysteine have been linked to infertility. In many cases, targeted repletion is very beneficial with fertility and related issues like endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Let us help you bring a new healthy life into the world with the help of SpectraCell’s micronutrient testing where your vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies are assessed on the cellular level. This unique testing provides you with individualized results to determine what nutrients your body needs before, during and after pregnacy to reduce your risk of chronic diseases and live a healthier life.
Often a small pre-paid amount, if you have insurance, will result in your insurance company paying the remainder of the expense that goes towards your deductible, thereby reducing your total out-of-pocket costs associated with childbirth and prenatal care.
A win-win for you and your baby’s future!