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 »

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 »

How Alcohol Affects Your Pregnancy

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

Fertility Diet Guide for Women and Men

Good nutrition can improve fertility! ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

MSG in Pregnancy

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is an amino acid used as a food additive and flavoring. There are some studies which have shown adverse effects in the nervous system of animals. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Three 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. ... read more »

Food Prep Precautions During Pregnancy

Take these precautions when preparing food. ... read more »

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

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

Pre-Pregnancy Diet and Gestational Diabetes

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

How Much Caffeine Is in Tea?

During pregnancy, you should limit your daily caffeine intake to under 200 mg. Tea contains caffeine and depending on which tea you drink, and how much you drink. ... read more »

Is Antibiotic-Laced Burger Meat Unhealthy?

A new study from Consumer Reports may suggest some rethinking about your beloved burger is in order. Industrial-scale beef producers include antibiotics as a daily part of their livestock’s diet. ... read more »

Do Fish Oil Supplements Increase Children’s Intelligence?

Two essential omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are extremely important during pregnancy, but can extra supplementation beyond diet increases a child's intelligence? ... 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 »

Is Pumpkin Spice Safe During Pregnancy?

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

Is It Safe To Eat Sushi During Pregnancy?

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

Diet Sodas During Pregnancy

Diet soda during pregnancy is an issue that still has not been completely decided. ... 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 »

Fish, Mercury, and Pregnancy

Too much mercury can harm an unborn baby. ... read more »

Is Smoked Seafood Safe During Pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat smoked seafood during pregnancy? ... read more »

Hot Dogs and Frankfurters During Pregnancy: Are They Safe?

Nothing like a hot dog but should you indulge? ... read more »

Raw Meat and Pregnancy

Toxoplasmosis causes the most severe damage in the first trimester. ... read more »

Are Cold Cuts Safe During Pregnancy?

Be careful with lunch and deli meats during pregnancy. ... read more »

Can I Eat Cheese During Pregnancy?

Certain types of cheese pose a risk during pregnancy. ... 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 »

Spicy Food During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

It turns out that hot sauce can add more than just tongue-burning excitement to a meal. Capsaicin, the antioxidant that gives chili peppers their heat, has a wide range of health benefits. ... read more »

Raw Eggs During Pregnancy

Raw or undercooked eggs are not recommended in pregnancy ... read more »

Food Too Dirty to Eat During Pregnancy?

Wash your vegetables all the time ... read more »

Pregnancy Nutrition: Q & A for All Pregnant Women

Nutrition is 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. ... read more »

Is a Low-Acid Diet the Way To Go During Pregnancy?

You may have heard of a new diet based on controlling the acid/base balance of the body to achieve a better state of health. The 'Alkaline Diet' is gaining popularity. ... read more »

Should You Eat Berries When Trying To Get Pregnant?

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? ... read more »

The Vegan Pregnancy: Tips to Ensure Proper Nutrition

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 a vegan diet can be an added challenge. ... read more »

Healthy Recipes for Fertility

Check out these healthy recipes for maximizing fertility.  Use these simple, delicious recipes to maximize your fertility. ... read more »

Unpasteurized Milk and Listeria

Pasteurization (named after Louis Pasteur) is a process which slows down microbial growth in food. It does not kill all bacteria, just reducing their number so they are less likely to cause a disease. ... read more »

Raw Sprouts During Pregnancy - Are They Safe?

Raw sprouts should not be consumed by pregnant women because of the potential health hazards they pose. ... read more »

Cantaloupes Not Advised During Pregnancy

Cantaloupes appear to be a healthy fruit, however, they have been associated with potentially deadly salmonella and listeria outbreaks. ... read more »

“Eating for Two” is a Little Too Much During Pregnancy

Many women believe that pregnancy gives the go-ahead to and eat for two. Though this seems to make some sense, it is (unfortunately for some) a nutrition myth. ... read more »

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE)

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is one of the most common known causes of mental retardation, and the only cause that is entirely preventable. ... read more »

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