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.

Pregnancy Nutrition and Food Guide

What you should and shouldn't eat while pregnant. ... read more »

Healthy Food Suggestions During Pregnancy

Healthy food costs the same as unhealthy food, tastes better and is more nutritious. ... read more »

Pre-Pregnancy Diet and Gestational Diabetes

Eating the right types of foods before becoming pregnant can decrease a woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes (GDM) during pregnancy. ... read more »

The Best Type of Fiber for Reducing Diabetes Risk

When it comes to diabetes prevention, fiber is a key ingredient in keeping blood sugars within a healthy range. ... read more »

Think Twice About Hot Dogs During Pregnancy

Hot dogs are not nutritious and can contain a bacteria called "Listeria" which can lead to major pregnancy complications. ... read more »

The Best Breastfeeding Diet

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. ... read more »

Pediatrics Group Says No to Fad Diets for Kids

The AAP’s new recommendations embrace a healthy diet that incorporates the full range of foods, with healthy limitations on things everyone should eat in limited quantity: fat, salt, and sugar. ... read more »

Eat Mediterranean for Lifetime of Robust Health

If the Mediterranean diet brings such robust vitality to middle-aged women past their childbearing years, imagine what it can do for young women and the children they bear. ... read more »

How Alcohol Affects Your Pregnancy

Pregnant or planning to be? Stop drinking. ... read more »

100% Fruit Juice Does Not Mean 100% Healthy

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. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Eat Sushi During Pregnancy?

Eating sushi is part of a healthy diet, but can it harm your unborn baby? ... read more »

Fertility Diet Guide for Women and Men

Good nutrition can improve fertility! ... read more »

Fatherhood Packs on the Pounds

Most men gain a little weight after they get married. A new study indicates fatherhood packs on the pounds, too. Each added pound puts a man closer to the health risks associated with excess weight. ... read more »

Ever Wonder What Skinny People Eat for Breakfast?

Do you ever wonder what skinny people eat for breakfast? You’re not alone. Researchers at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab wondered about the same things so they asked. ... read more »

"Do" Focus on Benefits, "Don't" Dwell on Negatives

Public health campaigns probably don’t present the information the right way. People are more motivated by accentuating the positive but so many public health campaigns focus on the negative. ... read more »

9 Ways to Maintain Your Fertility Diet on Thanksgiving

TTC? It's an important time to maintain your healthy fertility eating plan. ... read more »

Sweet Secrets for Sugar Cravings During Pregnancy

Have baked goods gone from just good to gotta-have during your pregnancy? Here's some help in dealing with food cravings for sweets. ... read more »

What is the Best Packed Meal for Work During Pregnancy?

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. ... read more »

What Is Cycle Syncing?

Learn about the four phases of the menstrual cycle and the best ways to eat and exercise during each phase! ... read more »

Is Pumpkin Spice Safe During Pregnancy?

Pumpkin has a range of health benefits but what about pumpkin spice? ... read more »

Should You Eat Red Meat During Pregnancy?

Meat is a great source of protein- an essential nutrient every woman must consume during pregnancy. But red meat is not an optimal protein source for pregnant women. ... read more »

How Much Caffeine is in...?

How much caffeine is there in coffee and other caffeinated products? ... read more »

Can I Eat Too Many Carrots During Pregnancy?

Carrots do not harm the fetus and eating a lot cannot lead to too much Vitamin A ... read more »

Ground Meat During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Ground beef or ground meat is not recommended for pregnant women, especially if it's undercooked. This is because ground meat can be contaminated. ... read more »

14 Healthy Foods That Fight Pain

While there is no single food that can treat pain, a healthy diet can be an important part of your pain-management strategy. ... read more »

Diet May Influence Baby’s Sex

Could choosing your baby's gender be as simple as changing the way you eat and diet? According to new research, it just may be, though not every dieter will find it simple. ... read more »

Fish and Shellfish During Pregnancy

It is recommended that pregnant women eat at least 12 oz of fish each week but to avoid fish with increased mercury levels. ... read more »

Celery

There are more than 20 anti-inflammatory compounds in celery and celery seeds, including a substance called apigenin, ... read more »

Dark Leafy Greens

Dark leafy greens are very beneficial and can provide several much-needed nutrients to your diet. ... read more »

Spicy Food During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Capsaicin, the antioxidant that gives chili peppers their heat, has a wide range of health benefits. ... read more »

Go Nuts for Walnuts

When craving a healthy and satisfying snack, nuts may be one of the best foods to turn to- and according to new research, some types are even healthier than others. ... read more »

Are Acai Bowls All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

Unless you’ve been in hiding, you’ve likely heard about the latest rave for breakfast: Acai bowls. Trendy shops focusing on the breakfast craze are popping up all over, but how healthy are they really? And how often should you be eating them? ... read more »

Peanut Consumption During Pregnancy Packs a Plus

A new study suggests that pregnant and breastfeeding women should eat peanuts during pregnancy to protect child from future peanut allergy. ... read more »

A Soy Savvy Pregnancy: Is Soy Helpful or Harmful to Health?

Some researchers have cautioned against consumption of soy protein, reporting findings that soy increases the risk of breast cancer. This, however, is not the case. ... read more »

Raw Milk May Put You at Risk both During and After Pregnancy

Though it's commendable that many people are attempting to eat less processed, more natural and wholesome foods, there are certain cases when this isn't the best option. ... read more »

How Much Iodine Is Too Much During Pregnancy?

With a healthy diet and help of daily prenatal vitamin, most pregnant and breastfeeding women are sure to get enough of all essential vitamins and minerals but are they consuming too much of them? ... read more »

Are Pickles the Perfect Baby Snack?

Today my sister-in-law sent a video of her four-month-old son eating a pickle as a snack. The video was absolutely adorable. He is just on the verge of short words (he’s a very fast learner), so he was cooing as he nibbled on the pickle proudly. ... read more »

Keeping Your Family Happy and Healthy

Busy schedules, stress, money woes, technology, illness, and disease. There are so many factors in life that take a toll on a family’s ability to be happy and healthy. If you want your loved ones to lead a long and fulfilling life, it is imperative for you to find ways to improve your well-being. ... read more »

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Learn what food to avoid before and during pregnancy! ... read more »

Vitamins and Minerals in Pregnancy - RDA

Prenatal vitamins and other supplements are advised for women who are trying to conceive, who are pregnant, and who are nursing. The RDA tells you how much vitramins are recommended. ... read more »

Boost Fertility Naturally with These 5 Foods

Baby-making can be as delicious as it is fun. These five foods are not just yummy, they deliver nutrients that boost a woman's fertility and create optimum health during pregnancy and breastfeeding. ... read more »

Nutritious Fast Foods During Pregnancy

There are several nutritious and healthy fast foods that are safe to consume during pregnancy. ... read more »

Is It Safe to Eat Pate or Liver While Pregnant?

Wondering if it is safe to eat liver or pate during pregnancy? Keep reading! ... read more »

Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe During Pregnancy?

If you use artificial sweeteners and are pregnant, it is always best to talk with your care provider on which sweetener you are using and how much you are consuming. ... read more »

Is Chocolate Healthy?

New study shows chocolate has heart healthy effects in diabetic women. ... read more »

Skipped Meals Cause Big Bellies

Modern food science is increasingly finding that when we eat is as important as what and how much we eat and the findings often defy what seems to be common sense. One such example is skipping meals. ... read more »

Pro-Fertility Diet

Can diet play an important role in fertility? Read about these popular diets that promote fertility health. ... read more »

Your Baby’s Food Allergies

It’s not uncommon to think that your baby might have a food allergy. Especially since some maternal behavior is tied to allergies in babies, you might worry that any strange behavior or illness your baby is showing is related to an allergic reaction. ... read more »

Tea And Pregnancy

Your guide to drinking tea in pregnancy ... read more »

Prebiotics and Probiotics During Pregnancy

Many women experience a form of gastrointestinal discomfort at some point during their pregnancy: nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea. For women who experience them frequently or who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, there may want to try probiotics and prebiotics. ... read more »

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