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.

Food Prep Precautions During Pregnancy

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

(Pre) Pregnancy Nutrition and Food Guide

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

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Learn what food to avoid before and 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 »

How Alcohol Affects Your Pregnancy

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

Is It Safe to Eat Pate or Liver While Pregnant?

Sure, pate is a party favorite 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 »

Fertility Diet Guide for Women and Men

Good nutrition can improve fertility! ... 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 »

Higher Stroke Risk for Vegetarians, Says Study

A study from the British Medical Journal found that vegetarians and fish eaters are at a higher risk of suffering and death from a stroke. ... read more »

Three Meal Ideas When Trying to Conceive

There have been plenty of studies analyzing the relationship between a woman’s diet and her fertility. With a few simple tips in mind, you can change your diet today to help increase your chances of getting pregnant. Check out these 3 meal ideas for some inspiration! ... read more »

Diet Tips While Breastfeeding

Learn about what you can eat to promote healthy breastfeeding and how to get the proper nutrition necessary. ... 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 »

A New Reason to Cut Back on 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 »

Pro-Fertility Diet

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

The Best Morning Routine for TTC

Want to know how to increase your chances of fertility? Here is the ideal morning routine to help enhance your fertility! ... 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 »

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. ... read more »

Fast Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

There are several fast foods that you should not have in pregnancy. They include precut meats, prepared salad, and undercooked ready meals. ... read more »

Food For Pregnant Women and During Pregnancy

Recommendations for pregnant women  what to eat and which food not to eat during pregnancy apply as well to the time trying to conceive. Eat the same before pregnancy as if you were already pregnant. ... read more »

Mercury in Seafood

Some of the main types of fish used in sushi may contain high levels of mercury and should be avoided, but there are others that can be safely eaten. ... read more »

Fruits & Vegetables During Preganancy

Fruits and vegetable should be part of your regular daily diet, as well as during pregnancy. ... read more »

How to Choose a Healthy Pregnancy Snack in 12 Steps

Now that you are pregnant it's important to find out which healthy snack is best during pregnancy. ... read more »

Caesar's Salad During Pregnancy - Is It Safe?

Cesar's salad is not recommended during pregnancy because it could contain raw eggs which can carry salmonella and infect the pregnant woman. ... read more »

What Foods Are Rich in Omega 3s

There are some foods that are rich in Omega 3s because they are a natural source of the oil. Other foods are fortified with DHA and EPA. ... read more »

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