Most couples know about timing of pregnancy, ovulation, and sperm issues, but when it comes to nutrition and food, most have little clue.
Autism is considered a neuro-developmental disorder that impairs normal
social communication and restricts interests and repetitive behavior.
According to researchers from the University of Calgary, insufficient
vitamin D intake during pregnancy may be associated with gestational
diabetes, reduced fetal growth and increased risk of C-section.
The first five years of a 10-year double blind study from the University
of Kansas are complete and researchers are reporting a positive benefit
of taking DHA during pregnancy.
Taking a daily multivitamin is considered part of a healthy diet plan.
Prenatal vitamins are designed to provide all the support a woman needs
prior to conception, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, but are
prenatal vitamins safe for men?
Even with a nutritious diet, you might be lacking enough of the important vitamins necessary to your baby’s health and development. You’ll be eating for two, so enough iron and calcium for you might not be enough for baby.
My husband and I are in that "will we? when?" phase of adding to our
little family. Our son will be two in December, so of course EVERYONE
and their mother (literally) are asking "so do you think you'll have any
Research now shows that choline supplementation may reduce the impact of
stress on your fetus well beyond birth. Choline reduces the impact of
stress in the fetus for a lifetime.
With a healthy diet and the help of a daily prenatal vitamin, most
pregnant and breastfeeding women are sure to get enough of all the
essential vitamins and minerals that they and their baby’s need, but
they may not be worried about consuming too much of them.
Fertility is one of those things that require everything work right at
one given moment in time. In some cases, men and women try to conceive
for years before everything aligns just right for natural conception.
Nutrition is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most important
ways to prevent pregnancy complications (both fetal and maternal). The foods pregnant women eat set the stage for growth and development during pregnancy.
Folic acid is an extremely important vitamin during early pregnancy.
Pregnancy constipation can be especially uncomfortable, but there are
some over the counter stool softeners considered safe for use during
A new study suggests that pregnant women are twice as likely to be iron deficient than non-pregnant women, and the number of pregnant women with inadequate iron stores was higher than expected.
New mothers have a lot on their plates- but it may not be enough when it
comes to food. To meet increased nutrition needs during lactation,
lactating women need more energy and vitamins from nutritious foods to
meet their increased needs.
Yet another health benefit of vitamin D has been added to the long list
of this micronutrient’s essential functions which include promoting
calcium absorption and maintaining good bone health.
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.
A new study was recently published in the Journal of the American
Medical Association (JAMA) revealing that folic acid intake during the
first eight weeks of pregnancy has a significant impact on language
development up to three years after birth.
Researchers from North Dakota State University have found a connection between the foods mom eats during pregnancy and the risk of breast cancer in female offspring. The study reveals that certain nutrients consumed during gestation are better at preventing cancer than other foods.
A new study shows that taking prenatal vitamins around the time of conception- four weeks before and eight weeks after a woman’s last period- can reduce preterm (premature) births and the chances of having a smaller-than-normal baby.
In most cases, a miscarriage is a protection of sorts from fetal abnormalities or internal issues that could not be controlled by the pregnant woman. The process of implanting the fertilized egg is not perfect and sometimes it takes the female body a few tries to get it right.
Many women have questions about weight gain like, “How much should I gain?” and “Can I lose weight?” These and other questions about weight gain during pregnancy can be found below.
During pregnancy a mask of discoloration, chloasma, on the face that can occur. But chloasma, or the pregnancy mask, is just a natural part of pregnancy.
During pregnancy diarrhea, or loose and watery stool, is common. While many women are faced with this symptom closer to the end of the pregnancy, others suffer from it throughout the gestational period.
Folic acid supplements are often taken after a mother conceives, at that time it's often too late to prevent certain complications.
The best prenatal vitamin contains the right amount of all essential vitamins.
The first trimester of the pregnancy brings about the most dramatic changes. Our 12 step program helps you survive this important trimester.
Diarrhea is one thing a mother does not want to deal with during pregnancy but it can affect her health when not addressed promptly.
Pregnancy is not the best time to diet.