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Research shows that the better your prenatal diet, the healthier your baby. You need to be taking in about an extra 300 calories a day, so make sure they come from nutritious sources. Here are 10 great foods every woman should incorporate into her pregnancy nutrition plan.
In recent years, we have learned a great deal about what constitutes a healthy diet during pregnancy. Several nutrients have been shown to prevent birth defects, and to help ensure the health of both mother and baby, during pregnancy and beyond.
Testing for gestational diabetes (GDM) is a routine part of prenatal care. If you’ve ever been pregnant, you’ll likely recall drinking a sticky, sweet, orange or cola drink midway through the second trimester and getting your blood drawn after a set amount of time.
Good for you and your baby, folic acid is a B vitamin that every cell in your body needs for healthy growth and development. Women of childbearing age taking 400 micrograms of folic acid daily before and during early pregnancy may help reduce their baby’s risk for birth defects of the brain and spine, known […]
Studies have shown that expectant moms who exercise have less weight gain, fewer medical complications and decreased musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy, as well as healthier babies and, among other postnatal benefits, a faster return to pre-pregnancy weight.
Exercise during pregnancy has many benefits for both you and your baby, including decreased weight gain and improved cardiovascular and muscular fitness, which have long-term health advantages.