The Benefits of DHA During Pregnancy

The first five years of a 10-year double-blind study from the University of Kansas are complete and researchers are reporting a positive benefit of taking DHA during pregnancy. ... read more »

Maternal Vitamin D Level and Diabetes in Offspring

Yet another health benefit of vitamin D has been added to the long list of this micronutrient's essential functions which include promoting calcium absorption and maintaining good bone health. ... read more »

Nutrients During Pregnancy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Child

Researchers from North Dakota State University have found a connection between the foods mom eats during pregnancy and the risk of breast cancer in female offspring. The study reveals that certain nutrients consumed during gestation are better at preventing cancer than other foods. ... read more »

Prenatal Supplements or Iron and Folic Acid Only?

A recent study looks at the value of the full-spectrum prenatal vitamin approach compared with that of iron and folic acid supplements exclusively. ... read more »

Fortifying Flour May Reduce Birth Defect Risk in Hispanic Population

Folic acid is an extremely important vitamin during early pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy Diet May Affect Future Bone Health of Child

It's known that eating well during pregnancy holds an abundance of health benefits for both mother and baby, but a new study has shed light on the extent to which nutrition during pregnancy can specifically affect a baby bone health. ... read more »

PreNexa Prenatal Vitamins Added More DHA and Vitamin D

A pharmaceutical company, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., announced its introduction of a new formula for its prescription prenatal vitamins marketed under the registered trademark name PreNexa. ... read more »

Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Diarrhea is an unpleasant thing to deal with during pregnancy, but it can affect a woman's health when not addressed promptly. ... read more »

FertilAid Side Effects

The scientifically-validated herbal-nutritional components of FertilAid for Women have been selected for their roles in promoting reproductive wellness. But are there any side effects? ... read more »

Constipation and Pregnancy: Is There a Safe Stool Softener?

Pregnancy constipation can be especially uncomfortable, but there are some over the counter stool softeners considered safe for use during pregnancy. ... 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 »

Pregnancy after Miscarriage

In most cases, a miscarriage is a protection of sorts from fetal abnormalities or internal issues that could not be controlled by the pregnant woman. ... read more »

Do Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women need more Calcium and Vitamin D?

It may be puzzling that the recommended average daily intake for calcium and vitamin D remains essentially the same during pregnancy and lactation as before pregnancy given the high-demand to support both mother’s bone health and the needs of a growing baby. ... read more »

Over-the-Counter or Prescription Prenatal Vitamins?

Walk through the vitamin aisle at any major retail or vitamin store and you are likely to see a prenatal vitamin. When I was pregnant with my children just 10 years ago prenatal vitamins were prescribed, not taken as over-the-counter supplements. ... read more »

Negative Effects of Diet Changes During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, pregnant women usually complain about one of two bathroom issues. Either they are extremely constipated or they have diarrhea. ... read more »

Calcium and Vitamin D While Pregnant and Breastfeeding

It may be puzzling that the recommended average daily intake for calcium and vitamin D remains essentially the same during pregnancy and lactation as before pregnancy given the high-demand to support both mother’s bone health and the needs of a growing baby. ... read more »

How Much Iodine Is Too Much During Pregnancy?

With a healthy diet and help of daily prenatal vitamin, most pregnant and breastfeeding women are sure to get enough of all essential vitamins and minerals but are they consuming too much of them? ... read more »

Why You Should Take a Prenatal Vitamin While Breastfeeding

New mothers have a lot on their plates- but it may not be enough when it comes to food. ... read more »

Not Enough Vitamin D Linked to Poor Pregnancy Outcome

According to researchers from the University of Calgary, insufficient vitamin D intake during pregnancy may be associated with gestational diabetes, reduced fetal growth and increased risk of C-section. ... read more »

The Best Breastfeeding Diet

You may have heard the saying, 'You are what you eat.' The same saying goes for baby. The best breastfeeding diet is one rich in whole foods and healthy vitamins. ... read more »

Benefits Of Folic Acid During Preconception

It is suggested that women who have the potential of getting pregnant take a supplement of 400-800 mcg of folic acid a day to prevent birth defects. ... read more »

The Fertility Diet: 12 Steps To Get Pregnant

Most couples know about timing of pregnancy, ovulation, and sperm issues, but when it comes to nutrition and food, most have little clue. ... read more »

What is the Best Prenatal Vitamin During Pregnancy?

The best prenatal vitamin contains the right amount of all essential vitamins. ... read more »

Delay in Language Development Reduced With Folic Acid

A new study was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealing that folic acid intake during the first eight weeks of pregnancy has a significant impact on language development up to three years after birth. ... read more »

Diarrhea During Pregnancy: Causes and Treatment

Diarrhea is common during pregnancy, but it can occasionally be a sign of a more serious problem. Learn the causes, important facts, and treatments. ... 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 »

Fatty Acids Vital to Fetal Development

Biologists have long debated why different tissues grow in the right locations in a developing embryo. A new study reveals the important role polyunsaturated fatty acids play in this process.  ... read more »

Pregnancy Nutrition: Q & A for All Pregnant Women

Nutrition is 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. ... read more »

Boost Fertility Naturally with These 5 Foods

Baby-making can be as delicious as it is fun. These five foods are not just yummy, they deliver nutrients that boost a woman's fertility and create optimum health during pregnancy and breastfeeding. ... read more »

Dieting During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not the best time to diet. Your body requires a larger amount of calories, vitamins, and nutrients to keep the baby's development on track. ... read more »

Does FertilAid Have Any Side Effects?

The scientifically-validated herbal-nutritional components of FertilAid for Women have been selected for their roles in promoting reproductive wellness. But are there any side effects? ... read more »

How to Survive the First Trimester of Pregnancy in 12 Steps

The first trimester of the pregnancy brings about the most dramatic changes. Our 12 step program helps you survive this important trimester. ... read more »

Questions About Weight Gain Answered

Many women have questions about weight gain like, 'How much should I gain?' and 'Can I lose weight?' These and other questions about weight gain during pregnancy can be found below. ... read more »

Is it Safe to Eat Liver During Pregnancy?

Liver is a good source of protein and is rich in certain vitamins and minerals. However, there are several concerns with eating products made from liver while you're pregnant. ... read more »

Healthy Exercise and Supplementation

Moving and exercising during pregnancy is a great way to keep away many aches, pains and bouts of swelling. In addition to exercise, mom needs to understand how supplementation changes during pregnanc ... read more »

Folic Acid is Important for TTC and Pregnant Women

Folic acid supplements are often taken after a mother conceives, at that time it's often too late to prevent certain complications. ... read more »

Is a Gummy Prenatal Vitamin Good Enough?

I was successfully taking my prenatal vitamin while we were trying to conceive (TTC). And then it happened, about 8 weeks into my pregnancy, I couldn't handle it anymore. Just the thought of it made me sick. ... read more »

Choline Affects Infant Health After Birth

Research now shows that choline supplementation may reduce the impact of stress on your fetus well beyond birth. Choline reduces the impact of stress in the fetus for a lifetime. ... 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 »

Riboflavin is Vital for Both You and Baby

Even with a nutritious diet, you might be lacking enough of the important vitamins necessary to your baby’s health and development. You’ll be eating for two, so enough iron and calcium for you might not be enough for baby. ... read more »

Can Prenatal Vitamins Prevent Autism?

Autism is considered a neuro-developmental disorder that impairs normal social communication and restricts interests and repetitive behavior. ... read more »

Chloasma, The Pregnancy Mask

During pregnancy a mask of discoloration, chloasma, on the face that can occur. But chloasma, or the pregnancy mask, is just a natural part of pregnancy. ... read more »

Prenatal Vitamins Shown to Prevent Preterm Births

A new study shows that taking prenatal vitamins around the time of conception- four weeks before and eight weeks after a woman's last period- can reduce preterm (premature) births and the chances of having a smaller-than-normal baby. ... read more »