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.

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

It is always important to eat nutritious and balanced meals, but there are certain foods that you should avoid to prevent pregnancy complications and to ensure your and the baby's health.

Cinnamon During Pregnancy


Cinnamon was once considered more precious than gold. It remains one of the world's oldest and most coveted spices used in multiple recipes all over the world, and with good reason.

Carbohydrates and Infertility

The amount and quality of carbohydrate in diet may be important determinants of ovulation and fertility in healthy women.

Vegetarian Diet: Can It Lead To Infertility?

Does a vegetarian diet lead to infertility? In one study, 9 healthy, normal-weight women who had regular ovulatory menstrual cycles followed a vegetarian diet and 9 followed a non-vegetarian diet.

Chicken During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Take care during pregnancy to ensure that the chicken is fresh and cooked well before eating to avoid diseases caused by the listeria bacteria.

Is it Safe to Eat Meat During Pregnancy?

Meat is not always the most recommended thing to eat but what about during pregnancy? Does meat have beneficial effects? Can I eat meat during pregnancy?

Is It Safe To Eat Sushi While Pregnant?

Eating sushi and raw fish is part of a healthy diet, but is it safe during pregnancy? And can sushi harm my unborn baby?

Diet May Influence Baby’s Gender

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.

Infant’s Taste Preferences Start in the Womb

Mother's diet during pregnancy may determine if her baby is a healthy eater in the future.

Iron Intake Diet and Risk of Ovulatory Infertility

Consumption of diet with iron supplements and nonheme iron from other sources may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility.

Protein Intake and Ovulatory Infertility

Replacing animal sources of protein with vegetable sources of protein may reduce ovulatory infertility risk.

Folic Acid and Fertility

Does folic acid increase fertility?

Is It Safe To Eat Berries During Pregnancy?

Everyone tells you what to eat and what not eat when you're pregnant. Berries are very nutritious, but are they okay to eat during pregnancy?

Is It Safe To Consume Creatine When TTC?

My husband and I are into weight lifting. We usually take supplements like creatine and a protein drink. Is the creatine found in shakes safe when trying to conceive (TTC)?

Living Longer with the Mediterranean Diet

Moderate consumption of alcohol, low consumption of meat and meat products, and high consumption of vegetables, fruits and nuts, olive oil and legumes can lead to longer life.

Timing Important to Outcome of Carcinogen Exposure in Womb

Researchers have found a link between the outcome of fetal health when exposed to carcinogens and when the fetus was exposed during gestation. The study was completed by researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute (Oregon State University).

Can You Have Liver Pate During Pregnancy

Pate is not recommended during pregnancy because there is an increased risk of infection with listeria, listeriosis.

New Studies Focus on Iodine During Pregnancy: How Much is Too Much?

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?

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.

Improve Breakfast Quality to Improve Kids’ Grades

A new study is re-igniting the breakfast conversation and it comes with scientific evidence that when breakfast quality improves, kids’ grades do, too.

Replace One Sweet Beverage Daily, Reduce Diabetes Risk

The findings of a study of dietary impact indicate how important it is for people who regularly consume sweet beverages to replace just one serving a day to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes.

High-Fiber Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk

Diabetes can often be avoided, delayed, or reversed by consuming a diet high in fiber.

Can Dessert Prevent Preeclampsia?

A favorite treat for many women is found to help prevent a dangerous pregnancy condition.

Doctors Call for Reduction in Consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup

A team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic has published a statement on the dangers of HFCS consumption and called for restricting its consumption to an absolute minimum.

Prebiotics and Probiotics During Pregnancy

Many women experience a form of gastrointestinal discomfort at some point during their pregnancy such as nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea. There may be a nutritional solution worth trying.

Guide To Fertility Diet

Diet plays a role in fertility, but new research shows just how much a woman's diet can affect her ability to become pregnant.

Pregnancy Nutrition and Food Guide

Learn about what you should and should not eat while pregnant, and how proper nutrition can aid in a healthy and happy pregnancy.

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.

9 Ways To Avoid Sabotaging Your Fertility Diet On Thanksgiving

Let's face it, while Thanksgiving is a great holiday to spend time with your loved ones, it can be hazardous to your diet. If you are trying to get pregnant, this is an especially important time to maintain your healthy fertility eating plan.

Can I Eat Cheese During Pregnancy?

You should not eat certain soft cheeses such as feta, Brie, Camembert, blue-veined, and Mexican-style cheese  in pregnancy because of a risk of becoming infected with "listeria".

Food and Beverage Packages Source of Toxic Chemical Exposure

A group of scientists has published its concerns for the safety of the packaging materials used in the food and beverage supply.

Nutritionist Recommends 10 Foods That Promote Satiety, Ease Weight Loss

The perfect diet would allow you to lose weight while eating more, right?

Sugar is Bigger Heart Attack Risk Than Eggs

A very large-scale study, involving tens of thousands of Americans, revealed recently that it's sugar, not the fat in the egg yolks you crave, that increases the risk for heart disease.

Take-out and Fast Food During Pregnancy

Take-out and fast food should be avoided during pregnancy if possible. These foods contain loads of salt, sugar and sometimes even chemicals that can harm both the mother and the unborn child.

Eat These Foods To Improve Fertility

Much advice is given about what to eat while you are pregnant, and 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? 

Is Pumpkin Safe During Pregnancy?

Pumpkins are good for pregnant women. They can be served boiled, baked, steamed or roasted or used in soups and purees.

Is it Safe to Eat Liver During Pregnancy?

Liver is a good source of protein and is rich in certain vitamins and minerals. However, there are several concerns with eating products made from liver while you're pregnant.

Do Fish Oil Supplements Increase Children’s Intelligence?

Two essential omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil, EPA(eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid) are extremelyimportant during pregnancy, but can extra supplementation beyond dietincrease a child's intelligence?

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is so important to the life of an animal that it is made in every organ system and used in every cell; it only becomes a problem when too much of it is consumed via animal-rich diet.

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.

Is Eating Pork Safe During Pregnancy?

If you eat pork during pregnancy, you have to ensure that the meat is thoroughly cooked right up to the core so that all parasites are killed.

Is It Safe To Have Fruit Juice During Pregnancy?

Drinking fruit juice supposed to be healthy, but is it good for pregnant women?

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

Is Smoked Seafood Safe During Pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat smoked seafood during pregnancy?

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.

Food Safety During Pregnancy

Did you know 48 million people are affected with food poisoning every year but most of them don’t make the headlines? That’s because most food poisonings happen quietly in the home.

Live Healthier with 7 Fruit, Veggie Servings a Day

The government of the United Kingdom recommends it's citizens consume five servings of fruits and/or vegetables every day for optimum health. A new study says mores better.

The Fertility Diet: 12 Steps To Get Pregnant

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

Food for Fertility

Many women are seeking the best dietary and lifestyle approaches to promote fertility. An important concept of the fertility-friendly diet is that foods to avoid are just as important as those that are beneficial to consume.

Is Chocolate Healthy?

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

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