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If you are planning on becoming pregnant, begin planning 6 months in advance to make sure you are getting enough calcium, zinc, vitamins A and C and folic acid in your diet
Limit caffeine to 3 cups of coffee if you are pregnant or trying to conceive
When baby comes, continue to eat nutritious foods — it will help you lose weight you put on during pregnancy and give you more energy
If you are breast-feeding, you need an extra 500 calories per day and plenty of water
More than Baby Blues: About 13 percent of new mothers experience depression in the months after childbirth — known as postpartum depression. If you have symptoms of depression for more than 2 weeks, tell your VA primary care provider, who can refer you for immediate assistance at the time of your appointment. Treatment can help you take better care of your family and live the happy, fulfilling life you deserve.