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.

My Infertility Journey: Creating a Clean Environment

While waiting to see if I'd actually gotten pregnant naturally, I set about intensifying my mission of cleaning up my body and my environment to make both ideal for my children. ... read more »

How Much Water Should I Drink During Pregnancy?

Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up well over 50% of your total body weight. Everything in your body depends on the presence of water and fluids. Water cleanses your body and flushes toxins out of vital organs. Water carries nutrients to your cells, keeps cells alive and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. ... read more »

Healthy Food Suggestions During Pregnancy

Healthy food costs the same as unhealthy food, tastes better and is more nutritious. ... read more »

A Healthy Diet for the Whole Family

Feeding your family has become more expensive over the years and surviving on sale items and coupons seems like a better idea every day. However, when was the last time you looked at most of the cheapest foods that are on sale or less expensive? ... read more »

How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

A healthy pregnancy starts with variety. The foods you eat need to follow the food pyramid and cover each of the recommended food groups. ... read more »

Gender Selection of Baby's Sex By Timing and Diet

A study from the Netherlands showed that women who had sex up to three to four days before ovulation ate a certain diet were 81 percent more likely to conceive a girl. ... read more »

When the Gag Reflex Interferes with Eating

The gag reflex shows up around six months, and it is meant to help prevent babies from choking on their food by causing an upward motion of the tongue. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Carbohydrates and Infertility

The amount and quality of carbohydrate in diet may be important determinants of ovulation and fertility in healthy women. ... read more »

Vegetarian Diet: Can It Lead To Infertility?

Does a vegetarian diet lead to infertility? In one study, 9 healthy, normal-weight women who had regular ovulatory menstrual cycles followed a vegetarian diet and 9 followed a non-vegetarian diet. ... read more »

Chicken During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Take care during pregnancy to ensure that the chicken is fresh and cooked well before eating to avoid diseases caused by the listeria bacteria. ... read more »

Is it Safe to Eat Meat During Pregnancy?

Meat is not always the most recommended thing to eat but what about during pregnancy? Does meat have beneficial effects? Can I eat meat during pregnancy? ... read more »

Infant’s Taste Preferences Start in the Womb

Mother's diet during pregnancy may determine if her baby is a healthy eater in the future. ... read more »

Protein Intake and Ovulatory Infertility

Replacing animal sources of protein with vegetable sources of protein may reduce ovulatory infertility risk. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Consume Creatine When TTC?

My husband and I are into weight lifting. We usually take supplements like creatine and a protein drink. Is the creatine found in shakes safe when trying to conceive (TTC)? ... read more »

Living Longer with the Mediterranean Diet

Moderate consumption of alcohol, low consumption of meat and meat products, and high consumption of vegetables, fruits and nuts, olive oil and legumes can lead to longer life. ... read more »

Is Eating Pork Safe During Pregnancy?

If you eat pork during pregnancy, you have to ensure that the meat is thoroughly cooked right up to the core so that all parasites are killed. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Eat Canned Food During Pregnancy?

I heard that canned foods can cause food poisoning in pregnant women. Is it true? ... read more »

Salami During Pregnancy: Is It Safe To Eat?

Pregnant women are usually advised to avoid salami, though they may have a craving for it. Rightfully so, because there are several reasons why eating salami is not a good idea when pregnant. ... read more »

Turmeric

Phytochemicals are found in turmeric in large numbers and they have been investigated in preliminary research for their potential effects on diseases ... read more »

Before you Become Pregnant, Screen for Celiac Disease

If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, you’re probably used to the gluten-free diet. In fact, it’s become even easier to deal with the condition as gluten-free food has become more popular over the past five years. ... read more »

Is Eating Allowed during Labor?

Many of us don’t go a full eight hours on any day without eating or snacking on something, and through all the pushing and sweating, you might work up an appetite. ... read more »

How Carbs Will Help You Overcome Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is not at all uncommon. If you feel even slightly sad after the birth of your baby, you're not alone. Postpartum depression affects many women, and often it's not as severe as one might expect. ... read more »

When Can Your Baby Eat Meat?

Though I’m a vegetarian, I certainly understand that meat has a place in a baby’s diet. Just as milk is an important part of a baby’s development, I assume it’s also important to introduce their digestive systems to meat at some point. ... read more »

Honey is Dangerous for Babies

While you’re thinking about introducing new foods into your baby’s diet, you might wonder whether or not honey would be an acceptable addition. ... read more »

Should Baby be a Part of the Juicing Fad?

I don’t know about your town, but my town is going absolutely juice-crazy. Every day a new juice place pops up that offers fresh squeezed vegetable and fruit juices straight from an industrial strength juicer. I’m definitely not complaining. ... read more »

3 Essential Steps for Daily Self Care

Self care after birth begins with taking personal responsibility and becoming proactive. Start saying to yourself “I deserve to be happy and healthy”, “I will make time for myself today” or “I need to be healthy for my child” . ... read more »

The Secret Antidote to Overindulgence

Many of us worry about the effects of overindulging, over the Festive Season, and well we should! Eating large amounts of carbohydrate and fat rich food over a short period of time is a big shock to your system. But not wanting to be a party pooper I’d love to give you some good news: Drinking freshly squeezed orange juice with your feast can reduce some of the harm! ... read more »

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