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Should Pregnant Women Eat More Tuna?


The Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency are looking into revising their guidelines on fish, and Consumer Reports is concerned about what they plan to recommend, especially to pregnant women and women o...

Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Diets During Pregnant


Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease of the digestive system affecting approximately 1 percent of the US population, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. It is also linked with infertility. A study publis...

Healthy Eating When Dining Out During Pregnancy


It is hard enough at times to eat the way we should while pregnant, but add the challenge of a fast-food restaurant or even a sit-down restaurant, and it can seem virtually impossible. Here are some tips for enjoying a meal away f...

4th of July Pregnancy Safety Tips


Nothing says summer fun like a gathering on July 4th. But when you are pregnant, you have some different concerns than before. Here are some tips to keep things fun but safe, and even some healthy BBQ ideas to boot! 4th of July...

13 Smoothie Recipes Chock Full of Nutrition for Pregnant Moms


While pregnant, we try our bests to eat healthy but still enjoy eating. It can be a challenge at times. If you have a demanding sweet tooth, these recipes will likely soothe the cravings yet fill the nutritional bill. Anti-Morni...

Resveratrol During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?


Resveratrol has been hailed as a wonder-supplement for its many positive properties as discovered in a number of recent studies. But a new study raises serious concerns about previous claims of healthy outcomes in pregnant women....

Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Linked with Toddler Cavities


A Canadian study published online in Pediatrics finds a strong link between low vitamin D levels in pregnant women and cavities in their children during the toddler years. The study was conducted at the University of Manitoba in...

Pregnancy Recipes to Put the Brakes on Hunger


Do you feel like eating everything in the house? Feeling full during pregnancy is a different type challenge in each trimester. However, overeating can lead to unwanted weight gain. By eating the right food combinations, you can p...

Is It Safe To Be Vegetarian or Vegan During Pregnancy?


According to a 2012 Gallup Poll, 7 percent of American women are vegetarian, and another 2 percent are vegan. But, is it safe for pregnant women to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet? Many people express doubt or concern as to whe...

Calcium Needs in Pregnancy


Pregnant women know they need calcium in their diet; but does it matter what source it comes from? Does it need to be dairy? What about calcium supplements? How do I know I'm getting enough and what could happen if I'm deficient?...

Is It Safe to Drink Diet Soda While Pregnant?


Is drinking diet soda safe during pregnancy? Perhaps you decide an occasional diet pop will be a better choice than a regular, sugary soda. Is that the better choice, though? While no definitive study has been done and validated b...

High Sodium Diet Dangers in Pregnancy


Most expectant mothers want to provide their growing baby with the best nutrition possible. While you may not have watched what you ate before, now is the time to look at the foods you're ingesting and decide, "Is this the best ch...

12 Tasty & Nutritious Snacks For Pregnant Moms


Your tummy is growing and so are its demands. You may find you need to not only take in more calories but snacking has become a must-do. Many women find they become nauseated if they allow their stomachs to become empty. Also, you...

Healthy Pregnancy Recipe Dishes


It's the healthiest diet you have ever been on -- the pregnancy diet! You are watching every bit of morsel that enters your mouth, but your mind is running out of meal plans. You can only eat salads, veggies and baked chicken only...

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy: 4 Delicious Recipes


Nine months of waiting for your little bambino to arrive can be anxious and exhausting, but hey, you still have to eat! Why not try some fresh and new recipes that you and your baby will enjoy. Plus, you need recipes that take lit...

Is Eating Soy Safe During Pregnancy?


Soy protein powders and flavored milks are quite popular among women. But is this favorite source of nutrition safe to consume during baby bump days? The most recent studies show that isoflavones found in soy can be transferred t...

Herbal Teas in Pregnancy: What's Safe and When?


If it doesn't require an ID or a prescription, it seems many of us believe it's safe in pregnancy. However, that is not remotely true. Some of the most mundane seeming ingredients can actually be deadly while pregnant. It's import...

8 Tips to Eat Healthy On a Budget During Pregnancy


Without planning your food dollars are doomed to slip through your pocket too quickly. You know you need to eat healthy balanced meals but that can seem like a monumental task with rising food costs. 1. Become a coupon clipper....

Healthy Pregnancy Recipes: 3 Main Dishes


As your pregnancy bump grows, so does your appetite! Don't let your increasing hunger and weird cravings send you into junk-food frenzy. Make sure you are still consuming healthy, nutritious meals throughout your pregnancy. Having...

Benefits of Eating Frequently During Pregnancy


Pregnancy can cause many changes in your body. In pre-pregnancy days you had lots of energy, strength and stamina. You hardly ever had to worry about weight gain. But now, you are fatigued, weak, light-headed and gaining pounds ra...

Foods High in Folic Acid


If you are of childbearing years, whether you are trying to conceive or not, you need to be thinking about folic acid. Why? Because half of all pregnancies are unplanned and most neural tube defects occur in the first 28 days of p...

Are Your Prenatal Vitamins Making You Sick?


One of the first important lifestyle changes you will make when you first discover you are pregnant is taking prenatal vitamins. Most often you'll be given a prescription for one at your initial prenatal visit. You are expected to...

Yummy Pregnancy Power Food Recipes


When growing a baby, nutrition becomes top priority. However, eating for two doesn't mean eating twice as much. It means eating smarter, making each calorie count. With the 300 additional calories a pregnant woman needs, it's impo...

Caffeine Intake During Pregnancy Linked to Low Birth Weight


Hold the coffee? According to a February 2013 study based on the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, caffeine has a significant impact on unborn babies. According to the...

3 Healthy Recipes for Expectant Moms


Expectant moms watch their diets a little more carefully than the average woman. She has a new life forming inside of her body. That little life depends on her for his source of all nutrients. Every bite should count! For many wo...

Dos and Don'ts of Eating Fish During Pregnancy


Ahh, yes! It's the nine month, super-healthy, power food plan! When a woman becomes pregnant, she begins to think about every morsel of food she puts in her mouth. Why? It's simple. Her food decisions not only affect her well-bei...

Try These Pregnancy Power Foods


Diet is a pertinent part of pregnancy. Your diet can help you manage gestational diabetes, fight anemia and promote the health of your little munchkin. Knowing the right foods to eat is extremely helpful in achieving the best heal...

The Pregnant Vegetarian: How to Make Sure You're Eating Right


If you eat a meatless diet and are expecting a baby, you may be concerned that you are getting all the right nutrients and calories for your growing child. If you are vegan, your concerns may be even more pressing. First, relax....

Weird Pregnancy Cravings


Pickles and ice cream. Jelly doughnuts at 3 am. Pregnancy cravings are one of the oddest aspects of pregnancy, and can lead to unhealthy situations in extreme cases. They can lead to strange grocery trips in most cases however. W...

Is Caffeine Safe During Pregnancy?


You're pregnant! Such exciting news! Now comes the hard part, if you're a smoker or you enjoy an occasional mixed drink or glass of wine. You know cigarettes and alcohol are unhealthy for your baby, so of course, you'll give them...

10 Reasons Pregnant Women Should Eat Chocolate


Oh, those pregnancy cravings! Sometimes you just want something a little salty, a little sweet, or a little spicy--even if you know you'll pay for it later with a nasty case of heartburn or the next time you have to step on the...

Pregnancy Nutrition When Carrying Twins


Carrying twins is a workout! Just as when you are pregnant with one baby, good nutrition is essential at this time. Most health care professionals suggest you add about three hundred extra calories to your regular daily diet when...

10 Foods Every Pregnant Woman Should Eat


Consider enjoying more of these ten foods as part of your diet during pregnancy: Whole-Grain Bread Whole-grain bread does a much better job than white bread in supplying you with needed nutrition during pregnancy. Full of ir...

Are Diet Foods Safe During Pregnancy?


Eating for two is not meant to be a carte blanche excuse for overeating. In fact, for those who struggle with weight prior to pregnancy, maintaining a healthy weight while carrying baby is a major concern. However, the use of d...

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy


Eating for two is an important responsibility. You take your prenatal vitamins, drink your milk and gave up junk food. That should do it, right? While you've probably heard that alcohol is absolutely forbidden, has anyone warned y...

Cravings and Food Aversions During Pregnancy


Two sides of the same coin: you either are recoiled at the mere suggestion of certain foods, or you wake up at night drooling for a specific taste. What causes these opposite reactions to foods and what do they mean? How should yo...

The Morning Sickness Diet


Nausea and vomiting, often known as morning sickness, are often the first signs of pregnancy. More than half of all pregnant women will experience some morning sickness during their pregnancy, according to the American Pregnanc...

Study Shows Link between Caffeine, Miscarriage


Coffee, tea, soda and hot chocolate all present risk. A new study shows that high doses of daily caffeine during pregnancy cause an increased risk of miscarriage. The study, published in the American Journal of Obstetric...

Q&A: Prenatal Vitamins and Additional Folic Acid


# Q. Is it o.k. to take folic acid vitamins in addition to the prenatal vitamin? I'm 16 weeks pregnant and have been taking both. A. You have not harmed your baby by taking folic acid in addition to your prenatal vitamins. Folic...

Q&A: Is it Safe To Eat Seafood?


Q I am 11 1/2 weeks pregnant and just recently read about the concerns with seafood and pregnant women. Without thinking last week, I went out to dinner and ate whitefish. I have been looking for information on whether whitefish h...

Is Drinking a Few Glasses of Wine In The First Weeks OK?


I just found out that I am two weeks pregnant! While on vacation, my husband and I had more than a few glasses of wine. I have stopped drinking completely, but will alcohol intake during the first week of conception hurt the baby?...

Q&A: Can Women NOT Take Prenatal Vitamins?


Q I am a first time "GRANDMA TO BE". Besides being happy I am very upset. My daughter & her husband are expecting their first baby she is 34 yrs. old. I asked if she is taking pre-natal vitiamins, and she said "NO", that gets sic...

Q&A: What Vitamins Should I Be Taking During Pregnancy?


Q I had a spontanious abortion in October (99)and I conceived again in January 2000. I am waiting far the new health card.I dont know what tablets to be taken during pregnancy. I get tired soon. Please advice me. A It is customa...

Q&A: Does eating a lot in the 3rd trimester mean I will have an overweight baby?


Q Does eating a lot in the last weeks of pregnancy mean you will have an overweight baby? A Eating a lot in the last few weeks of pregnancy does not necessarily mean you will have an overweight baby. Though the wrong foods may ca...

To Take or Not ToTake Prenatal Vitamins


One thing common among the majority of women who are pregnant is the fact that, at some point, the thought of swallowing a horse-pill sized prenatal vitamin is repulsive. Many women, in fact, refuse to take prenatal vitamins at al...

Folic Acid:The vitamin that helps prevent birth defects


Folic Acid is An Important Vitamin Folic acid is a vitamin found in many foods. It's especially important for women who could become pregnant because folic acid can help prevent birth defects. Begin Each Day with Folic Acid A l...

High Fat Diet During Pregnancy?


Q My aunt is 8 months pregnant and all of the foods that she eats are fried in vegetable oil. This is her first baby and my uncle claims that some doctor told them that the oil is good for her. I cannot begin to understand how pot...

Herbal Teas For Morning Sickness


Pregnancy comes with ups and downs. For many women, the most disenchanting aspect of pregnancy is morning sickness. While there are dozens of medications available to treat general nausea, few are available for the pregnant women....