Some foods are safe and others are not safe during pregnancy because changes in hormones can cause a woman's immune system to become suppressed.
Gestational diabetes affects pregnant women. Treatments typically include dietary changes and/or insulin treatment.
A recent study in Buenos Aires claims high-carbohydrate diets, when
consumed during pregnancy, may be associated with increased risk of
severe, life-threatening RSV.
There is nothing more refreshing than biting into a forkful of fresh
salad made from folic acid-rich dark, leafy spinach. Salads are part of
a healthy pregnancy diet, but they can also be a warzone for unhealthy
bacteria like listeria and other food borne bacteria.
Many newly breastfeeding moms believe they have to control diet with strict guidelines to prevent gas, fussiness and passing bad stuff on to their baby, but research suggests all these strict rules could be for naught.
Are eggs too high in cholesterol too be part of a healthy pregnancy diet? Eggs have long been thought of as a diet no-no when it comes to heart health and keeping cholesterol in check.
Fiber is something that needs to be added to your diet slowly to prevent excessive gas and pain. Eating too much fiber too quickly can leave a pregnant woman feeling bloated, gassy and crampy, but it will not hurt the fetus.
Maternal diet and exercise patterns have a direct impact on gestational
weight and long-term risk of obesity for mom and infant. Researchers
from The University of Western Ontario gathered data from 19 studies
published in the Journal of Pregnancy pertaining to maternal diet.
The winner of this year’s US News top overall diet is the dietitian-approved DASH -Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension - eating plan. The DASH diet, which has snagged first place for a second year in a row, was praised by a panel of health experts.
The correlation between maternal diet, weight and health and the future health of the fetus has been a hot topic in pregnancy research for more than a decade. According to the study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a poor pregnancy diet is not healthy for baby.
Although you’re very excited for the day you can finally hold your little bundle of joy, you can’t help but be a little worried about all the extra weight you’ll put on during your pregnancy.
Calcium is a very important part of your diet when you are pregnant. Not
getting enough could seriously impair your health and the health of
your baby. Calcium is essential to fetal development, specifically for
the bones and teeth of your baby.
Many of us strive to be at our ideal weight through life. We do this by
exercising and eating a restricted diet that is low in calories.
Eating the right types of foods before becoming pregnant can decrease a
woman’s risk of developing gestational diabetes (GDM) during pregnancy.
Many pregnant women rely on this versatile vegetarian source of protein
as an important part of their diet, but with some studies showing a
negative side of soy, many women have become unclear if this food is
good for them or potentially harmful to health.
Many women find that it is not always easy to consume all of the
proper foods and supplements to ensure adequate nutrition during
pregnancy, but those doing it on a vegan diet have an added challenge.
Don’t be fooled by these health claims, which though true regarding some
of what they do contain, fail to mention the many nutrients they leave
out when compared to whole fruit and the additional calories they can
easily tack on to one’s diet.
New research is emerging from the growing field of nutricosmetics which
shows that one way you can stay looking your best while pregnant is by
When a woman is diagnosed with gestational hypertension, she may wonder
if following a low sodium diet which is otherwise known to reduce blood
pressure may be helpful.
You may have heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” The same saying goes for baby. The best breastfeeding diet is one rich in whole foods and healthy vitamins.
According to a new observational research study, the Mediterranean diet
may include all the foods and nutrients the female body needs for
optimal fertility. The connection between the Mediterranean diet and fertility is based on insulin re
If you're one of those people who look forward to hitting the local deli
or coffee shop during your work lunch break, packing meals during
pregnancy may be a bit difficult. The idea that you're eating for two is
a myth, but you do have to increase calorie intake by 200 to 300
calories per day, especially during the latter stages of pregnancy.
Researchers have found a connection between eating low-fat yogurt during
pregnancy and an increased risk of hay fever and/or asthma in their
Pregnant women taking increased amounts of calcium during pregnancy may reduce the risk of hypertension,
but no other positive benefits are proven, according to a new study.
When a woman is pregnant with multiples, like twins, she may be asked to eat more food or increase calorie intake to accommodate the extra fetus(es). A twin pregnancy diet requires very small, protein-rich meals eaten every two hours throughout the day.
For some women, the thought of pregnancy weight gain may be difficult enough that they attempt to diet in pregnancy. It is unsafe to diet in pregnancy, though weight loss is not dangerous in some cases, as was once thought.
A mother's health and diet just before and after conception could have an impact on a child's health in the long run, researchers say.
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