Figgy Puree Spread for Better Pregnancy Health

Figs are rich in iron and fiber. A recent list of the 100 healthiest foods to eat during pregnancy included figs, which means there has to be something to eating them in something other than figgy pudding. ... read more »

Chicken Katsu With Cornflakes

Chicken Katsu is a popular dish at Japanese and Hawaiian restaurants. Instead of consuming massive amounts of sodium why not create your own healthy version of Chicken Katsu at home with fortified cornflakes? ... read more »

56 Interventions to Reduce Pregnancy-Related Death

Each year about 350,000 women die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth complications. This number is in addition to the more than 7 million children who die before reaching the age of 5.  ... read more »

Obese Women Give Birth to Infants with Low Iron

aResearchers are now regularly reporting health conditions, birth complications and long-term health outcomes that affect infants born to overweight and obese mothers. ... read more »

Iron/Zinc Combination May be Beneficial for Pregnant Women

Some pregnant women receive iron supplements during pregnancy to treat or prevent anemia, but researchers in Ghana believe patients with anemia that do not respond to iron supplementation may benefit from supplemental zinc. ... read more »

Treating Pregnancy Anemia with Oral Iron Versus Iron Sucrose

IDA or iron deficiency anemia is common during pregnancy. Treating pregnant women with iron supplements is a viable option to reduce or cure the anemia and prevent negative side effects on the pregnancy, fetus and mother. ... read more »

Third Trimester Micronutrients and Pregnancy Outcome

Vitamin and mineral intake during pregnancy is crucial to pregnancy and fetal health. Researchers from JSS University in India recently published a study revealing micronutrient levels in the third trimester of pregnancy on pregnancy outcome. ... read more »

Three Minutes to Improved Iron Levels

When clamping the umbilical cord, doctors should wait a full three minutes after birth to reduce the risk of iron deficiency later in life. A study published in BMJ supports waiting to clamp the umbilical cord. ... read more »

Total Iron-Binding Capacity - TIBC (Serum) During Pregnancy

TIBC or total iron-binding capacity is a blood test ordered when a patient is thought to have high or low iron levels. If iron levels are higher than normal, TIBC levels will be low. If iron levels are lower than normal, TIBC levels will be high. ... read more »

Iron (Serum) During Pregnancy

The serum iron test simply measures the amount of iron in the blood. Iron is needed to produce red blood cells. The body will store excess iron for use when food sources of iron don't provide enough during any given period. ... read more »

Transferrin (Serum) During Pregnancy

In terms of blood testing, the transferring and TIBC test measure the same thing ' though the tests are different. Transferrin is a protein that transports iron through the blood stream. TIBC, on the other hand, measures iron ready for binding to transferrin. ... 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 »

Why to go Easy on the Green Tea During Pregnancy

Could green tea be doing more harm than good in your pre-pregnancy diet? ... read more »

Effect of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy

Does iron deficiency anemia (IDA) during pregnancy affect the mental development of the fetus? Researchers from United Nations Children'sFund Office for China recently completed a study claims there is aconnection between the two. ... read more »

Daily or Intermittent Iron Supplement During Pregnancy?

Iron deficiency is a potential health issue for many pregnant women. Iron supplements are often ordered to prevent or treat iron deficiency and/or anemia associated with iron deficiency. ... read more »

Iron Supplement May Reduce Gestational Diabetes Risk

Researchers recently published a cohort study on the possible impact on iron intake and hemoglobin levels in early pregnancy on the risk of developing gestational diabetes. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Links to Iron Deficiency in Newborns

Researchers from Wenzhou Medical College in China recently published a report on the status of neonatal iron deficiency in newborns born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). ... 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 »

Maternal Anemia Links to Asthma in Babies

"Early childhood wheezing and asthma are on the rise, [and] there is a link between anemic pregnant women and their children's wheezing and asthma." ... read more »

Iron Intake Diet and Risk of Ovulatory Infertility

Consumption of diet with iron supplements and nonheme iron from other sources may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. ... read more »

Can Too Much Iron Hurt the Fetus?

Iron toxicity is mostly a problem for children, but the adult body will only utilize so much iron. ... read more »

You Can be Iron Man Without Daily Supplements

Iron supplements are typically given to women who suffer from anemia during pregnancy. Anemia is a condition characterized by low blood iron levels. ... read more »

Trying to Conceive? Get your Nutrient Stores Ready!

Trying to conceive? You shouldn’t be waiting for the positive pregnancy test to start making some changes to prep your body. One of the most important things you can start doing right now is as simple as taking a prenatal vitamin. ... read more »