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.

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 »

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. ... 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 »

Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe During Pregnancy?

If you use artificial sweeteners and are pregnant, it is always best to talk with your care provider on which sweetener you are using and how much you are consuming. ... 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 »

Nutritious Fast Foods During Pregnancy

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

Ground Meat During Pregnancy - Is It Safe?

Ground beef or ground meat is not recommended for pregnant women, especially if it's undercooked. This is because ground meat can be contaminated. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Are Pickles the Perfect Baby Snack?

Today my sister-in-law sent a video of her four-month-old son eating a pickle as a snack. The video was absolutely adorable. He is just on the verge of short words (he’s a very fast learner), so he was cooing as he nibbled on the pickle proudly. ... 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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