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 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. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Nursing Strikes – Baby Won’t Breastfeed

At one point or another, it is common for a baby to refuse to be breastfed. There are a variety of reasons as to why this could be happening and it is important to diagnose the cause so you can understand how to correct the behavior. ... read more »

Most Common Food and Nutrition Myths During Breastfeeding

New moms have the go-ahead to pop the cork off that celebratory champagne once the baby is born. The key to drinking alcohol during breastfeeding is to control portion size and have the correct timing. ... read more »

Common Postpartum Problems: Losing Pregnancy Weight

If you've gained upwards of 20 pounds or more during your pregnancy,don't fret. Most women lose half of that by the six-week mark withouteven trying. And if you follow a healthy lifestyle, the rest will comeoff as well. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Pregnancy Diet: Ancient Grains in the Modern World

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

Growth and Development Delays Continues After Early Birth

Premature birth is associated with increased risk of developmental delays and death. Researchers in Malawi have concluded that these delays affect premature infants well into the second year of life. ... read more »

Read Labels: Soybean Oil Linked to Excess Pounds

Scientists are conducting a series of tests that compare the pros and cons of various fats and oils. They find that some fats, such as soybean oil, are linked to more excess pounds than others. ... read more »

Dad’s Folic Acid Consumption May Be Vital To Baby’s Health

Gentlemen, please eat your greens. And cereal, fruits, and veggies. Your children's lives may depend on it. ... read more »

20 Natural Home Remedies to Ease Heartburn Symptoms

Heartburn is a common complaint among pregnant women. Hormonal changes in the body throw off the digestive tract, altering flavor preferences and the ability to digest foods and beverages. ... read more »

Diabetes in Men

Many men wonder why they should even care about diabetes. There are multiple types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational. ... read more »

Here's How Hot Chili Peppers Melt Away the Pounds

Did you ever notice you eat less when a meal is hot, spicy, and laced with chili peppers? A new study confirms that, yes, it’s the chilies’ fault but it’s not because of the blazing taste buds. ... read more »

Water Before Meals Washes the Pounds Away

Want to lose a few pounds? A new study from England indicates one easy way to do so is to turn to the kitchen tap for an effective weight loss strategy. ... read more »

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). ... 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 »

How Safe Is Beer for Breastfeeding?

After nine months of abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy, it may come as a shock to new moms when an alcoholic beverage is actually recommended during breastfeeding. ... read more »

Nuts for Fertility

Most women know that good nutrition can increase fertilityt, but there's another half of the fertility equation that has to do with the male: 30 - 50%of infertility are attributed to sperm issues. ... read more »

An Avocado a Day Keeps Bad Cholesterol at Bay

Medical science has just given the green light to avocado aficionados to indulge every day. And the science says we can do it guilt-free because it’s actually good for our health. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Food Allergies

While new infants are not likely to have food allergy testing due to the ineffectiveness of the results, mothers can adapt an allergen-free lifestyle when breastfeeding to potentially reduce symptoms. ... read more »

Cholesterol and Health

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. ... read more »

10 Foods Recommendations to Ease Weight Loss

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

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. ... read more »

Sugar Industry Used Same Danger-Denying Tactics as Tobacco

The researchers are using their findings to lobby public health policymakers to tighten their recommendations for acceptable sugar intake for people of all ages around the world. ... read more »

Healthy Diet Regulates Body’s Sleep and Wake Cycle

The interesting findings of a recent study suggest that everyone - pregnant or not - may enjoy better quality sleep if we pay close attention to counting calories rather than counting sheep. ... read more »

Mediterranean Diet: Impact on IVF Success

A recent study involving mice demonstrated a "major impact" on the success rate of IVF when the mice were fed a Mediterranean diet before implantation. ... read more »

Phosphates and Soda Linked to Hypertension

A diet high in phosphates causes the production of FGF23 to go into overdrive, producing more than the kidneys can handle; cardiovascular disease can soon follow. ... read more »

Wrong Foods and Time On The Menu Lead To Obesity and Diabetes

A recent study indicates eating big meals at night, especially when they’re meals big in unhealthy foods, throws off the body clock. ... read more »

Fresh List of Dirty Foods: The New Dirty Dozen

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

Pregnancy Survey: How to Improve What We're Eating

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently teamed up with American Baby Magazine to find out what pregnant women really are eating and offer ways to improve our choices. ... read more »

Can Dessert Prevent Preeclampsia?

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

Coffee Night Caps Wreck the Whole Day. Sorry.

Coffee night caps wreck the whole day and a caffeine buzz alone is not to blame. Caffeine interferes with the body’s natural circadian rhythms, the body’s internal clock. ... read more »

Pregnancy Nutrition: Eat Your DHA!

Research finds a new reason why adequate DHA intake is important during pregnancy. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

High-Fiber Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk

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

Eat Spicy, Live Long

Functional foods taste great but they come with added benefits. Many of the world’s spiciest cuisines are vibrant with functional foods like garlic, chili peppers and powders, cinnamon, and turmeric. ... read more »

Menstruation Starts Early in Girls Who Drink Sugary Sweets

New research indicates that what a girl drinks before her first period can hasten the arrival of her first period. It can influence her risk of developing breast cancer later in life, too. ... read more »

Dangers 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. ... read more »

Iron Deficiency is a Problem for Many during Pregnancy

A new study suggests that pregnant women are twice as likely to be iron deficient than non-pregnant women, and the number of pregnant women with inadequate iron stores was higher than expected.  ... read more »

Make Your Calories Count When Morning Sickness Strikes

Up to 75% of women experience morning sickness during theirpregnancy, and many of them worry that they may not be getting enoughnutrition during times when keeping food down isn't easy. ... read more »

Garlic as a Potential Remedy for Male-Related Infertility

The show discussed several different experimental approaches to treating male infertility, but the one I found the most interesting was garlic. Could eating a lot of Italian food really be the solution to not conceiving? ... read more »

Weight Gain in Pregnancy - How much?

How much weight should women gain in pregnancy depends on their prepregnancy body mass index the BMI ... 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 »

Infections Carried Through Food

Certain infections which you can get by eating contaminated food during pregnancy can harm the pregnancy and the fetus. ... read more »

How Safe is Sushi in Pregnancy?

People rarely if ever get sick eating Sushi. But raw seafood is potentially risky because it can contain parasites such as tapeworm. ... read more »

Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

There are many foods you should avoid when trying to conceive and while you are pregnant including raw sprouts, certain fish, and deli meat. ... read more »

Food Poisoning During Pregnancy: Protect Yourself And The Baby

Food poisoning during pregnancy can be harmful both for the mother and the baby. Learn more about how to protect yourself from food poisoning during pregnancy. ... read more »

Food NoNos In Pregnancy

There are certain foods which should not be eaten during pregnancy and when trying to get pregnant. These include certain fish, deli foods, and undercooked meat. ... read more »

Diet and Nutrition During Pregnancy

We are what we eat, and in the case of pregnancy our babies are what we eat. Therefore a healthy diet, not only during but also before pregnancy, is crucial to having a healthy pregnancy and baby. ... read more »

Can You Have Liver Pate During Pregnancy

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

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