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What can I do to improve my placental function?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
There aren't a whole lot of products out there that really tout their placental benefits so you may be unaware that there are indeed things that you can do to improve placental function. Above all, you want to maintain good arterial health yourself by avoiding exposing yourself to toxic substances, you won't risk transmitting them through the placenta to your baby.

Just follow the basics. Several things have been shown to contribute to optimal placental function. Not surprisingly, they're also good for a healthy pregnancy in many other ways, too. They are:

  1. Don't diet during pregnancy
  2. Get your extra calories with extra protein
  3. Exercise wisely
  4. Don't smoke
  5. Avoid exposure to high altitudes
  6. Avoid exposure to potentially toxic chemicals like pesticides
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