Nutrition before and during pregnancy has been 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, because they provide vitamins, minerals and overall nutrition that can impact fetal and maternal health for decades after birth.

Three Common Fall Foods Are More Nutritious Than You May Think

From golden to red hues and sweet to tart flavors, apples can please almost any palate. Apples are full of antioxidants which are linked to the prevention and control of gestational diabetes. ... more »
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The Fertility Diet - 12 Steps To Get Pregnant Healthier

Most couples know about timing of pregnancy, ovulation, and sperm issues, but when it comes to nutrition and food, most have little clue. ... more »
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Foods To Improve Fertility

Much advice is given about what to eat while you are pregnant. Even more advice can be found for what to avoid while you are pregnant. But what should you eat if you want to improve your fertility?  ... more »
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Food And Nutrition: During Pregnancy and Beyond

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. ... more »

The Secret Antidote to Overindulgence

Many of us worry about the effects of overindulging, over the Festive Season, and well we should! Eating large amounts of carbohydrate and fat rich food over a short period of time is a big shock to your system. But not wanting to be a party pooper I’d love to give you some good news: Drinking freshly squeezed orange juice with your feast can reduce some of the harm! ... more »

How much water should I drink when pregnant and during pregnancy?

Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up well over 50% of your total body weight. Everything in your body depends on the presence of water and fluids. Water cleanses your body and flushes toxins out of vital organs.Water carries nutrients to your cells, keeps cells alive and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. ... more »
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The Way Food is Cooked Influences Diabetes Risk

  It has long been understood that excess pounds increase the risk for diabetes but recent studies question that belief.  It found some people who are obese are indeed at increased risk but others are not.  An entirely new study suggests the way food is cooked can decrease the risk of diabetes even for the obese, according to the type of heat that is used for cooking. ... more »
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3 Essential Steps for Daily Self Care

Self care after birth begins with taking personal responsibility and becoming proactive. Start saying to yourself “I deserve to be happy and healthy”, “I will make time for myself today” or “I need to be healthy for my child” . ... more »
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Eat Together as a Family: Even Babies Know Food is a Social Event

  Throughout most of human evolution, families ate meals together.  It was an opportunity to socialize with each other as well as to satisfy nutritional needs.  Eating together as a family has been deeply ingrained in the human experience as a social event that nourishes both the family unit and the body. ... more »