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Mocked up

Let’s be honest: Being the pregnant lady at the dinner party is not a lot of fun. As everyone else digs into the cheese plate and downs libations, you are likely left searching for a glass of ginger ale and … Continue reading

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Give me a boost

Easy on the stomach If you find pills hard to swallow, try an alternative that goes down easily. Vitafusion gummy prenatal vitamins, $12 Chew on these good-for-you gummies. VitaPearl prenatal vitamins with DHA, by prescription only Size up these tiny … Continue reading

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Week 21: Pregnancy nutrition

While reading my weekly email about baby’s growth and new milestones last week, I read an interesting fact I haven’t been able to get out of my mind. It said that the baby can now taste the foods I eat … Continue reading

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Something’s fishy

Now that you’re eating for two, you’ve got to up the nutrient intake—and taking a prenatal vitamin is a good place to start. But in addition to one-a-days, healthcare providers often stress the importance of getting enough DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) … Continue reading

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Folic Acid Q&A

You hear all the time that folic acid is important during pregnancy, but do you know why? Julia Robertson, CPM, a teratogen information specialist with the Utah Department of Health who counsels women, healthcare providers and the general public through … Continue reading

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Beyond organic

Eating healthy is twice as important when you’re feeding two, but it’s easier said than done. Vegetables get boring fast when you need to snack constantly—especially when what you’re really craving is half a dozen chocolate donuts. But nutritional deficiencies … Continue reading

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On solid ground

Navigating a world beyond liquids with a newbie can seem like a daunting task for first-time parents. Questions abound: How do I gauge if the time is right for solids? Which foods do we try first? How much should my … Continue reading

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Superfoods

The old wives’ tale of eating for two doesn’t apply to today’s expectant moms. “Moms need to eat good food throughout their pregnancy to nourish their bodies, as they are growing a human,” says Mary Seger, PhD, nurse practicioner at … Continue reading

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Smart snacks

You’ve heard it before: Eating small amounts of healthy foods throughout the day rather than indulging in three whopping meals is the way to go. It keeps your belly full, which provides your wee one with a steady flow of nutrients—and … Continue reading

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Crunch time

If pregnancy exhaustion has taken its toll on your dinner routine (read: You’re eating takeout more often than not because you can’t muster the energy to make a meal) you’ll be relieved to hear a proper supper need not require … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month with some of your favorite foods

If there’s one thing we love at P&N, it’s a reason to eat! Luckily, the folks at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetics Association) agree, and have officially named March National Nutrition Month. Now, we know … Continue reading

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Pot o’ good

Looking to boost your prenatal diet but haven’t a clue where to start? You’re not alone. When my doctor asked at my first prenatal appointment how my diet was going, I didn’t want to reveal the truth—doughnut for breakfast, burger … Continue reading

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5 easy ways to be heart healthy

If you think you’re too busy, too pregnant or too tired to focus on living heart healthy, then you’re not alone. New mamas and moms-to-be are often short on time and energy. The good news? You don’t have to spend … Continue reading

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Positively pregnant

Your entire world is about to switch directions: You’re going to be a mom. Here’s what you need to do to get ready for the next nine months and beyond. Out with the old There are a few habits that … Continue reading

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Put a fork in it

As soon as baby tastes that first scrumptious bite of solids, he’ll begin building a palate that will form the stepping stones to healthy eating habits later in life. If you want to give your baby the best start possible … Continue reading

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Almost there

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

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Craving conspiracy

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

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Tips and recipes for delicious homemade baby food

Starting solids soon? Maggie Meade, editor of the top-rated baby food site wholesomebabyfood.com, mom to three boys and author of THE WHOLESOME BABY FOOD GUIDE: Over 150 Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes from Purees to Solids shares her tips and … Continue reading

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Bring back breakfast

Now that you’re busier than ever getting ready for baby, you may have begun to classify breakfast as a luxurious affair reserved only for weekends. But if you’ve started considering the milk in your morning latte the first meal of … Continue reading

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