It may feel as though your body has developed a mind of its own since becoming pregnant, but staying aware of baby weight gain guidelines can help you feel in control as your belly blossoms.
Few women enjoy watching the numbers on the scale slowly creep into uncharted territory, but when a bouncing bundle of joy is the source of your waistline woes, it really should be a cause for celebration! Before you kick off … Continue reading →
Boosting baby’s brainpower starts with your bump. Since the nutrients needed for healthy brain development are passed directly from your diet, what you eat (and don’t eat) when pregnant can impact your little one’s memory, motor development, language skills and … Continue reading →
Blunder 1: Overeating The first mistake many mommies make is overshooting the whole “eating for two” thing. We know you’re feeling hungry, but you’re only feeding an extra pint-sized person, not a linebacker. Although you are meant to gain weight … Continue reading →
It starts out small. You gain a pound here and a pound there, and before you know it the scale is tipping into the OMG digits. You know you’re not supposed to literally eat for two, but that doesn’t make … Continue reading →
Make eating an international affair with these three world-class recipes.
Bored of carbon copy chicken? Tired of tossing the same old salad? Looking for a new dip? Before you hang up your apron and begin dialing the nearest pizza delivery place, consider expanding your repertoire with delectable dishes from around … Continue reading →
Make-ahead meals that’ll boost your energy and save your sanity.
The first couple weeks after baby arrives can be a blur. Whether she’s hungry, cranky or sleepy, you’re on call to tend to baby’s every need—which can leave you hungry, cranky and sleepy too. “Eating the right foods can help … Continue reading →
Making the best food choices for you and your baby is easier than you think.
Congratulations, you’re pregnant! So savor that slice of triple layer death-by-chocolate cake you’ve been saving. Flavonoids are good for the heart, right? Then there’s the calcium in nachos, protein in that burger, and—hello! —veggies in the form of curly fries. … Continue reading →
Commonly craved foods can take a toll on your energy level as well as your health. Swap out diet-busting snacks for these healthy (and delicious!) alternatives. If you’re craving potato chips, try popcorn. Instead of opening up an addictive bag … Continue reading →
The price can sometimes be a little off-putting, so use this list to help make your decisions. Some foods are worth the extra buck; others it won’t hurt to pass on. The dirty dozen These fruits and veggies carry high … Continue reading →
Prenatal vitamins are chock-full of goodness for you and your growing baby—but no two pills are created equal. Here’s the scoop on what you need and why.
We need lots of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy—and as a mommy-to-be, you need even more since you’ll be sharing nutrients with your budding baby. While a healthy, well-rounded diet can fulfill many of the requirements for baby-growing, the … Continue reading →