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Dr. Karen Nordahl

Dr. Karen Nordahl

MD, Family Practise
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Should I change my diet when trying to conceive?

A:

When you're trying to get pregnant your diet should basically be the same as if you are pregnant.  However, it is important to take a vitamin that has at least 1 milligram of folic acid.

You should be avoiding the large fish that contain the mercury as well as the unpasteurized cheeses. It's important that your diet is balanced: fruit, vegetables, carbohydrates and protein, and you also avoid caffeine and alcohol.

If you are trying to get pregnant and have questions about what you should and should not be eating, and what supplements you should be taking, please contact your healthcare provider.

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Foods and Diet When Conceiving.

Tamarah Nerreter

Tamarah Nerreter

M.S.
Physiotherapist
Surrey, BC
Q:

What are the guidelines for exercise in the third trimester?

A:

Basic trimester guidelines for exercise in pregnancy are really important to follow. In the first trimester, if you previously were not active, you definitely want to consult your doctor. If you were active, you can keep up the program that you were previously engaged in. In the third trimester, it is important to consult with your doctor on your exercise intensity, ensuring that you're staying within your rate of perceived exertion.

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Pregnancy Physio - Trimester Exercise Guide

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Victoria, BC
Q:

What is pre-diabetes?

A:

Pre-diabetes is a precursor to diabetes. It means you have risk factors that are trending toward diabetes levels and you should be taking steps to work on your health. Usually, it involves your blood sugar being slightly higher than normal, but not quite at the level where you would be diagnosed with diabetes. If your doctor has told you that you have pre-diabetes, he/she can help you understand what you can do to work on this. 

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Pre-Diabetes Treatment

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