Why you may need a prenatal supplement. During pregnancy, your need for several vitamins and minerals — including folic acid and iron — increases. It’s difficult to get all that you require from food alone, considering your growing baby’s needs as well as your own.
Nothing says summer like picnics and barbecues. And with just a few switches and substitutions, you can feature healthier fare — beginning at your next cookout.
Regular physical activity during pregnancy can have many benefits for you and your baby.
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 […]
Whatever you decide, eating foods in their natural, unprocessed forms is a good idea. Organic foods are increasingly available in many grocery stores, and even in some convenience stores.
Choosing the right prenatal testing for you and your baby can be confusing, especially with the many new options available to you today.
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.
If you are overweight or obese and are concerned about how your size may impact your baby’s health, take heart and be proactive in establishing good, consistent prenatal care.
You should know that your health and your baby’s are linked, and that a good, nutritious diet can benefit both of you.
With careful attention to nutrition, you can have a healthy pregnancy after anorexia. My friend is hoping that her niece, who has managed to become pregnant despite the fact that she has been battling anorexia for years, will have a healthy pregnancy.
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