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In addition to the standard nutrients all people need to stay healthy, women often need extra nutrients, especially during specific times in their life, such as during pregnancy or after menopause.
Dignity Health is a leader in women’s health and education. Whether you are pregnant or menopausal, we offer nutrition counseling on vitamins and supplements in the Sacramento region for women of all ages. For the services you need, Find a Doctor at Dignity Health who can refer you to one of our experienced dieticians.
While most vitamins and nutrients are included in a healthy diet, there are reasons why a woman may need to take extra vitamins or supplements. These include:
A healthy diet, as recommended by the US government Choose My Plate campaign, generally provides women with adequate amounts of the recommended vitamins and nutrients. If you are concerned about your health and your nutrition, speak with a Dignity Health doctor about your diet and what you feel may be missing. You can ask for a referral to a dietitian, who can assess your food intake, determine your nutritional needs, and offer suggestions on how to meet them.