Nutrition is vital before, during, and after pregnancy. A healthy pregnancy starts with proper nutrition.

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 »

5 Nutrition Tips to Help With Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Fortunately, there are many strategies to manage nausea and vomiting to promote a healthy, more comfortable pregnancy. Read on to learn about possible dietary modifications that can help. ... read more »

Drink more milk in pregnancy may make your child grow taller

Milk in pregnancy helps infant growth. A new study shows that the amount of milk a pregnant woman drinks is not only growth-promoting for weight and length at birth but may have an effect into early adult age. ... 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 »

Dealing With Emotions When You Stop Breastfeeding

You may not know how important breastfeeding is to you until you stop breastfeeding. When emotions run wild, here are a few ways to keep things under control. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Breast Milk Nutrition and Benefits

Breastfeeding provides many benefits to both baby and mother, and it is such a valuable tool for both the mother and her baby. ... read more »

Women's Health Guide: Topics A-Z

This women's health guide covers just about everything affecting the health of women: mentally, emotionally, and physically. ... read more »

Early Birth Could Lead to Increased Risk of Early Death

A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals that children born before 37 weeks gestation have an increased risk of early death during early childhood and early adulthood compared to children born full-term. The study included more than 600,000 children born from 1973 to 1976 in Sweden. ... read more »

Proper Pregnancy Nutrition

Pregnant women used to be told to eat for two during pregnancy. But eating for the baby is much more involved than simply eating more food. ... read more »

Baby Food Lacking Nutritional Content Infants Need

According to research completed in 2012, the majority of commercial baby food is sweet and lacking the nutrition infants need when weaning from the breast. ... read more »

Nutrition and Food For Fertility and During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, changes in hormones can cause a woman's immune system to become suppressed, so that it is harder to fight off infections. ... read more »

The 10 Best Foods That Don't Make it in to Your Shopping Cart

Eating the right food during pregnancy is not as difficult as you may think but sometimes you need to know what to eat and what not to eat. ... read more »

The 7 Rules For Healthy Foods

Michael Pollan has 7 rules for healthy food. They are even more important for pregnant women. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Benefits for the Baby

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breastfeeding provides all the nutrition babies need in an easy-to-digest fluid. ... read more »

Reduce Pregnancy Complications By Eating Correctly

If mom gains too much weight during pregnancy, baby will grow up weighing too much and possibly suffers from weight-related health concerns well into adulthood. ... read more »

Maternal nutrition and perinatal outcomes.

All reproductive age women should take a multivitamin daily. In pregnancy, health care providers need to assess women's diets, give them weight gain recommendations based on their body mass index measurement, and advise them to eat a Mediterranean diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids  ... read more »

Breastmilk Impacts Physical Development and Condition

Breastfeeding is the healthiest form of nutrition for babies, but according to researchers, breastmilk provides more than just nutrients for your growing baby. A recent study reveals a connection between adolescent physical health and breastfeeding. ... read more »