Mealtime TV Between Mom and Baby and Obesity

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. ... read more »

Link Between Red Meat 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. ... read more »

Gluten-Free Pregnancy May Minimize Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Babies

A mother's gluten-free diet during pregnancy and lactation might minimize her baby's risk of developing this childhood disease. ... read more »

Eating Nuts While Pregnant May 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. ... read more »

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 a modest intake of certain "healthy" fats may be beneficial to the baby's brain development during the last stage of pregnancy. ... read more »

Eating for Two in Pregnancy? Don't. Nature's Got That Covered

One pregnancy myth - the need to eat for two- has recently been debunked in a scientific study that reveals Mother Nature already has pregnancy nutrition covered. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Meal-Prep Do’s and Don’ts During Pregnancy

Simple yet often overlooked food preparation steps that make a big nutrition difference. ... read more »

Eat Healthy: Pregnancy Nutrition and Food Guide

Learn what you should and shouldn't eat while pregnant to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

Can Dessert Prevent Preeclampsia?

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

Prenatal Nutrition and Exercise Goals 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. ... read more »

Study: Pregnant Women Fail to Meet Recommendations for Healthy Pregnancy

According to a new study published in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, pregnant women are not meeting recommendations for healthy pregnancy nutrition and activity. ... read more »

Nutrients During Pregnancy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Child

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. ... read more »

Healthy Pregnancy Diet: 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. ... read more »

Fortifying Flour May Reduce Birth Defect Risk in Hispanic Population

Folic acid is an extremely important vitamin during early pregnancy. ... read more »

10 Tips When Your Baby Is Due During the Holidays

You're Due When? 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 Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanzaa ... so how do you plan for the holiday and your birth at the same time? ... read more »

Tips for Surviving Holiday Buffets During Pregnancy

What would the holidays be without rich foods and family celebrations? During pregnancy, you have to be extremely careful when eating from holiday buffets. ... read more »

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 nutrition during pregnancy can specifically affect a baby bone health. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Fresh List of Dirty Foods: The New Dirty Dozen

The 'Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen' list has been updated for 2013. ... read more »

Healthier Babies in Overweight Women With Diet & Exercise

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. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Have Fruit Juice During Pregnancy?

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

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. ... read more »

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

It may be puzzling that the recommended average daily intake for calcium and vitamin D remains essentially the same during pregnancy and lactation as before pregnancy given the high-demand to support both mother’s bone health and the needs of a growing baby. ... read more »

Power of Ginger: Natural Remedy for Morning Sickness Relief

How to use ginger for a safe, natural, and healthful remedy for morning sickness relief. ... read more »

Is Valentine’s Day Chocolate Good For Your 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. ... read more »

Extreme Vegan Gives Birth to “Perfect” Baby

The diet seems to have produced no ill effects on Anthony, her pregnancy, or her baby. Rowdy Nash was born on March 2, weighing a healthy 8.7 pounds and measuring almost 22 inches long. ... read more »

Restricting Food and Drink During Labor May Be Unnecessary

I was rather surprised to find that my friend wasn’t allowed to have anything to eat or drink during labor. I thought that there must be some medical reason for this, but it turns out that there may in fact not be any reason at all. ... read more »

Animal Fat May be Linked to Gestational Diabetes

The National Institutes of Health and Harvard University have paired up for a study on the effects of animal fat consumption and gestational diabetes. ... read more »

Not All Unsaturated Fats are Created Equal

Why some pregnant women may benefit from decreased omega-6 fat intake. ... read more »

Dangers of Eating Buffet Meals While Pregnant

Your family is planning a dinner at the local Chinese restaurant and you want to join. Are buffet meals safe for pregnant women? ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Recipes for Health During Pregnancy

Use these simple, delicious recipes to get you all the vitamins and nutrients you need for optimal health during pregnancy. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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 getting the right advice. ... read more »

Fiber: Fact and Fiction

Most pregnant women know that fiber is a very important part of their diet, but now that we can easily find high fiber granola bars, yogurts, and juices, do we still need to get some fiber from fruits and vegetables? ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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? ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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.' ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Not Affected by Low Carb Diet

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

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. ... read more »

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. ... 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 »

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. ... 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 »

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