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Food & Lifestyle

If you are planning to conceive, a healthy lifestyle is of course important. Try to eat healthy, moderate your alcohol intake and try to quit smoking. If you are overweight, try to lose weight before you get pregnant. You can also request assistance with this from a dietician.

For more detailed information about healthy nutrition please visit www.voedingscentrum.nl. Wanting to quit smoking, please visit the website of Trimbos.

If you are trying to conceive, it is important to start taking folic acid. This can be purchased from the pharmacy or chemist. We recommend you start as soon as you stop taking your birth control, and continue up to the tenth week of pregnancy. We also recommend vitamin D for pregnant women, 10 micrograms per day. This is also available from the pharmacy or chemist. You might want to consider the multivitamin special supplement specifically for pregnant women instead as these often contain both vitamins.