Prenatal vitamins—who needs ’em? You do, and here’s why.
One of the very first pieces of advice you’re sure to hear once you get that positive pregnancy test (or well before, if you’ve been planning to conceive) is to start popping those prenatals. And there’s a good reason for … Continue reading →
How to keep party fare from seriously derailing your diet.
The holiday season is traditionally a time of indulgence, meaning balanced diets typically fly right out the window when faced with a dizzying array of fatty meats, gooey dips, greasy chips and tempting sweets. When it comes to festive spreads, … Continue reading →
If your diet takes you off the beaten path, make sure you and baby stay healthy during the detour.
Remembering which foods are forbidden and which ones to force down is enough to make any expectant mama’s head spin. But what if your food restrictions go beyond the usual pregnancy blacklist? For moms-to-be with special dietary needs and preferences, … Continue reading →
Serve up some sleep by filling your plate with Z-friendly foods.
There’s no getting around the fact that pregnancy is exhausting, and unfortunately, there’s no rest for the weary. Just when increased demands on your body have you craving hours of uninterrupted slumber, biology plays a cruel trick by making sleep … Continue reading →
Feeding baby the same foods his parents and siblings are eating invites your little one to feel involved in the dinnertime ritual. (It also grants you control over the quality of his dinner and even saves time and money.) These … Continue reading →
In the last weeks of gestation, baby’s development is nearly complete, but your healthy-eating duties are far from over. With diminished stomach space, predelivery jitters, and a mile-long to-do list, expectant moms may be tempted to slack off on healthy … Continue reading →
During pregnancy, eating seafood is one big Do I? or Don’t I? debate. We’re here to take the guesswork out of going fishin’.
While some types of seafood provide wonderful nutrients for expectant moms and their tiny tadpoles, others range from slightly harmful to downright dangerous. It’s vital to know the difference, so take some notes and keep your little guppy healthy before … Continue reading →
Ten ways to work with your cravings—instead of against them—to give your baby the best start.
When it comes to eating healthily during pregnancy, a woman’s cravings can sometimes get the best of her. Even the most disciplined moms-to-be find themselves struggling to eat enough folic acid-rich foods, among other prenatal diet recommendations, when all they … Continue reading →
During pregnancy, your body banks on fluid more than ever. Here’s how to get the most bang for your cup.
We all know that drinking water is a good idea, but most of us don’t follow the “8×8 rule” religiously. When you find yourself expecting though, it’s time to start slurping —staying hydrated is a matter of utmost importance. Invest … Continue reading →