Dr. Taylor Wallace: Here’s Why Choline is Critical For Pregnant & Nursing Moms

Dr. Taylor Wallace calls choline the “under-consumed and under-appreciated essential nutrient.” He’s right–in spite of its importance, choline is worryingly absent in so many mainstream prenatal vitamin formulas. We sat down with Dr. Wallace for a rundown on choline and why it’s so critical for pregnant and nursing moms, plus how to be sure you and your baby are getting enough.

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Welcome to the fourth trimester, i.e. the post-natal stage—the window of time after your baby is born that feels like it’s simultaneously dragging by and going in the blink of an eye. We don’t have to explain the importance of taking care of yourself during this stage, and because you have *so* much on your plate these days, we’re making it easy.

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Having a strong and healthy gut is important for both mom and baby. If the mom has a poor diet high in processed foods, little fruits and vegetables, drinks coffee, each of these items alters the good bacteria inside our systems, which is passed down to the baby.

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