10 Tips When Your Baby Is Due During The Holidays

Your due date is smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season. Plus or minus a week or two, you could actually go into labor on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanzaa ... so how do you plan for the holiday and your birth at the same time?

Do Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women need more Calcium and Vitamin D?

A very common question among women is whether or not an extra dose of calcium and vitamin D is needed to support pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many breastfeeding women also wonder if they need to drink milk to produce milk. Surprisingly, the answer is no! 

Eating Valentine’s Day Chocolate Could be Good For Your Pregnancy and Baby

Valentine's Day is the holiday of chocolate and according to two studies, chocolate may be more than a tasty sweet treat, for pregnant women.

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.

Losing The Baby Weight

No matter how much weight is gained or how healthy the woman has been eating, there will be at least a few pounds left over after the baby is born.

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.

Mealtime TV: Expectant Moms More Likely to Overfeed Themselves and Infants

Eating mindlessly while watching TV is a bad habit associated with obesity. It's especially concerning when pregnant women watch television while eating, according to a study recently presented.

Can Dessert Prevent Preeclampsia?

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

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.

Portobello Mushroom and Spinach Saute with Chickpeas

Pregnant women may suffer from reduced appetite so packing in tons of good nutrition in a small space is essential.

Seasonal and Nutritional Pregnancy Diet Foods

Top produce picks when it comes to healthy summertime eating for both mom and baby.

Is Chocolate Safe to Eat During Pregnancy

When the holiday of romance rolls around, how much chocolate is safe for a pregnant woman to consume?

Are Low-Calorie Sweeteners Dangerous for Pregnant Women?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of low-calorie sweeteners during pregnancy. Two recent studies aimed to calculate the overall risk of preterm delivery in pregnant women based on consumption of low-calorie beverages.

Pre-Trimester Diet and Lifestyle Tips

Simple changes to diet and lifestyle may take days or weeks to complete, but other health issues can take longer to resolve. Your preconception health is extremely important to your pregnancy health.

Constipation and Pregnancy: Is There a Safe Stool Softener?

Pregnancy constipation can be especially uncomfortable, but there are some over the counter stool softeners considered safe for use during pregnancy.

Is It Safe To Have Fruit Juice During Pregnancy?

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

80/10/10 and Pregnant: Is This Diet Bananas?

Humans must eat meat to get the protein needed for strongest bones and muscles, right? Omnivores, especially those favoring a meat-rich diet, insist the only way to be strong as an ox is to eat the ox.

Nutritious Fast Foods During Pregnancy

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

Fasting During Ramadan Linked to Lower Birth Weight

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Human Biology, the observance of Ramadan in the Muslim faith has a negative effect on the fetus that could cause medical issues later in life.

Healthy Eating Habits Begin in the Womb

The obesity epidemic - affecting approximately 70 percent of the American population - is generating more and more medical research into the science behind food, food preferences, and dietary habits.

Overweight Women Using Prenatal Diet, Exercise Counseling Have Healthier Babies According to Study

An important new study -- the world's largest -- indicates that counseling the mother on healthier lifestyle choices during pregnancy often results in the delivery of a baby of healthy weight.

Mom’s Healthy Pregnancy Diet Linked to 15% Decreased Risk of Preterm Birth

Norweigan researchers examined the eating and drinking habits of 66,000 pregnant women to see if there were any links between dietary intake during pregnancy and their risk of preterm delivery.

Nutrition During Pregnancy Can Affect Child’s Autism Risk

How a particular type of fat consumed during pregnancy can affect a child's autism risk.

Pregnancy Diet May Affect Future Bone Health of Child

It's known that eating well during pregnancy holds an abundance of health benefits for both mother and baby, but a new study has shed light on the extent to which nutritionduring pregnancycanspecifically affect a baby'sbone health.

Nutrients Consumed During Pregnancy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Offspring

Researchers from North Dakota State University have found a connection between the foods mom eats during pregnancy and the risk of breast cancer in female offspring. The study reveals that certain nutrients consumed during gestation are better at preventing cancer than other foods.

Proper Pregnancy Nutrition

Pregnant women used to be told to eat for two during pregnancy. But eating for the baby is much more involved than simply eating more food.

Eat Peanuts and Tree Nuts During Pregnancy to Reduce Child's Food Allergy Risk

A woman can reduce her child's risk for allergies by eating peanuts during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Pregnancy Diet: Ancient Grains in the Modern World

Ancient grains like buckwheat are making a comeback and are definitely worth trying- especially during pregnancy.

Healthy Nutrition Guidelines for Life

You're trying your best to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, but youdon't know enough about the elements that make up a healthy diet to make proper choices.

Fortifying Flour Could Reduce Risk of Birth Defects in Hispanic Population

Folic acid is an extremely important vitamin during early pregnancy.

Age and BMI Help Determine Risk of Gestational Diabetes

In a huge study published in BJOG, researchers report that BMI and age during pregnancy may be a huge factor in determining the risk of gestational diabetes. Women of south Asian and African-American ethnicity were particularly at risk.

Maternal Diet and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Risk

A recent study in Buenos Aires claims high-carbohydrate diets, when consumed during pregnancy, may be associated with increased risk of severe, life-threatening RSV.

How a Techno-Geek Startup Founder Copes With Pregnancy

Kate Matsudaira is a mover-and-shaker-type entrepreneur who thoroughly thrives on her life in the high tech industry.

Prenatal Nutrition and Exercise Goals Important for Postpartum Weight Loss

Researchers at the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University recently published a study in the Journal of Pregnancy. The study focused on the postpartum weight loss success of women.

Vitamin B12, Free Choline, Pregnancy Health and Infant Growth

Researchers from the Nutrition and Metabolism Research Program in British Columbia recently published a study on the effect of low vitamin B12 levels on choline levels and infant growth.

Salmon: Healthy Choice for Mom and Baby?

Researchers at the University of Granada have concluded that farm-raised salmon, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, can be safely consumed two times a week by pregnant women.

Gluten Free for the Gluten Tolerant During Pregnancy?

Pregnant women may be missing out on important nutrients if they go 'G-free' gluten free during pregnancy without the getting the right advice.

Nutritious Fats in Mom's Diet May Minimize Autism Risk

Recent study findings published in the June 27 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology, however, suggests modest intake of certain "healthy" fats may be beneficial to the baby's brain development during the last stage of pregnancy.

Choline May Protect Baby for Life

Recently, researchers from Cornell University revealed another important piece of the pregnancy nutrition / fetal health puzzle. According to their research, choline consumption during pregnancy is directed related to the long-term health of the child.

Got Milk? Get Taller Babies

Thorhallur Halldorsson says, 'There aren't many prenatal dietary orenvironmental factors identified that explain growth in children (but)milk drinking may be one.'

The Link Between Red Meat Consumption and Gestational Diabetes

Women who eat a lot of red meat stand a greater chance of developing gestational diabetes, a condition marked by high blood sugar levels during pregnancy, according to new studies cited by a commentary in the journal Evidence-Based Nursing.

How to Create Romance at Home for Valentine’s Day

With an ever-growing tummy and difficulty moving around, what is the best way to stay romantic and comfortable at the same time?

Power of Ginger: the Safe and Natural Remedy for Morning Sickness Relief

How to use a safe, natural, and healthful remedy for morning sickness relief.

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.

Anorexic Mom Eating for Two

Britain's Daily Mail reports the story of attractive 21-year-old Holly Griffiths, who is due to give birth soon to her second child. It's a very high risk pregnancy because Griffiths has battled anorexia since she was just 8 years old.

Gestational Diabetes Not Affected by Low Carb Diet

Gestational diabetes affects pregnant women. Treatments typically include dietary changes and/or insulin treatment.

Celiac Disease, Fertility and Pregnancy

When the body reacts to glutens present in food antibodies are released to protect against the perceived threat. These antibodies attack the lining of the intestine and, over time, damage the lining of the small intestine where nutrients and vitamins and absorbed.

Eating Seafood During Pregnancy May Reduce Anxiety

Low-mercury fish are a good source of omega fatty acids like DHA, but high-mercury fish should be avoided during pregnancy. According to researchers from Bristol University in the United Kingdom, low-mercury seafood offers more than omega fatty acids.

Preventing Long-Term Obesity Risk for Two Generations

Maternal diet and exercise patterns have a direct impact on gestational weight and long-term risk of obesity for mom and infant. Researchers gathered data from 19 studies pertaining to maternal diet.

Food Restrictions May Not be Necessary During Childbirth

When labor begins, food restrictions are typically enforced to protect the mother from possible pregnancy complications and/or side effects if a C-section delivery is needed.

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