Eating Basics for Stressed, New Parents to Be

new parents nutrition tips

This is an extremely exciting time for your family, so try these eating basics to decrease your stress and enjoy these moments even more. Having a new baby in your life is a joyous experience. But, what most baby-care books don’t tell you is that this time is also nerve-wracking for most new parents. Simple […]

Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Many people believe that pregnancy allows a woman to “eat for two” with no concern regarding weight gain. However, nutrition experts say this is not exactly true. It is true that weight gain — within limits — is important during pregnancy. Extra calories provide nourishment to your developing baby and are also stored for breastfeeding your baby after delivery. On […]

Safe Fish to Consume During Pregnancy and Nursing

Find out which fish you should be aware of during pregnancy and nursing, and which ones you can eat with ease! You can protect your unborn child from the negative effects of mercury, dioxin, and PCBs by completely avoiding certain fish that are high in fat. The following fish can contain high levels of mercury […]

Food Safety: Are You Putting Your Unborn Child at Risk?

Avoiding certain foods during pregnancy is important to protect yourself from foodborne illness.  The most exciting nine months in a woman’s life require extra attention to what she is eating and how the food is being prepared. During pregnancy, the immune system of an expectant mother and her developing baby are more susceptible to foodborne […]

Quick & Nutrient-dense Meals for the Mother-To-Be

Pregnancy is a time when a woman needs more calories, but this is due to the extra protein, calcium, and iron that are needed during pregnancy. Many women use pregnancy as an excuse to “eat for two”. Careful planning ensures both mom & baby get all their needed nutrients. A pregnant woman will quickly see that […]

Is It Safe to Ingest Caffeine During Pregnancy?

There are so many mixed messages floating around regarding caffeine consumption during pregnancy. Here are a few tips to follow. One day, the news network may highlight a study claiming it is safe. The next day, you may read about a new study linking caffeine consumption to miscarriages. So what’s an expectant woman to do? […]

The ABC’s of Growing a Healthy Baby, Part 3

Continue making healthy choices for you and your baby. Start with these daily tips that take minimal effort. Eat your fruits and vegetables You will need to eat a variety of foods to get the needed nutrients for you and your unborn baby. Each day you should include at least 3-5 servings of vegetables, 2-4 servings of […]

The ABC’s of Growing a Healthy Baby, Part 2

Take the right supplements at the right time to make sure you’re growing a healthy baby. Prenatal Vitamin Your doctor might want you to take a prenatal vitamin. If you do take a prenatal supplement, make sure you’re not taking any other vitamin or mineral supplement along with it unless your doctor recommends it. 400 mcg Folic Acid […]

The ABC’s of Growing a Healthy Baby, Part 1

You may be trying to remember the jingle for the “ABC” song before your baby is born, but it’s more important to know the ABC’s of good nutrition throughout your 9 months of pregnancy. Scientists are just beginning to understand the complexity of a woman’s diet on her unborn fetus, and they’re beginning to believe […]