Allie’s Corner: Self-Care during Pregnancy

Self-care can be challenging for women throughout the lives, not to mention during the busy and emotional experience of pregnancy. Ultimately, self-care is even more important when you’re pregnant because you are growing another human being.

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The Importance of Folic Acid

While most people recognize that folic acid is important when you’re pregnant, this B vitamin is actually essential for all of us. While it is particularly critical when you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, folic acid supports growth and development in the body – supporting your overall health.

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Ask Sofia: How Do I Update My Medicine Cabinet?

How do I update my medicine cabinet?

“This is a great question, since outdated drugs can be a danger to you and others in your family,” said Dr. Amy Hammers. “Rather than waiting until January for a fresh start, there is no time like the present to clean out and update your medicine cabinet. It will give you a fresh start for the new year and for your overall health and wellness.”

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Ask Sofia: Do I Need Vitamin D in the Summer?

“A lot of people think that they don’t need a vitamin D supplement in the summer because they are supplementing naturally with the sun, but we recommend a good-quality vitamin D3 supplement year-round,” said Clinic Sofia Physician Assistant Allie Nowak. “Most of us are deficient, and we all need vitamin D for bone health, energy and a healthy immune system.”

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Ask Sofia: Should I Take Folic Acid?

he longer answer is that if you are trying to get pregnant or are pregnant now, folic acid is more important than ever.

A B vitamin, folic acid is needed by every single cell in the body for growth and development. Before and during early pregnancy, folic acid can help to prevent birth defects, specifically neural tube defects of the brain and spine – it might also serve to prevent cleft lip and palate and heart defects in babies.

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We use Fairview Southdale Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital for labor, delivery and surgical procedures.


  • Clinic Sofia OBGYN, PA
  • 6545 France Ave South, Ste 490, Edina, MN 55435
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  • Clinic Sofia OBGYN, PA
  • 15715 Grove Circle North, Maple Grove, MN 55369
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