Tag: eating healthy

Which nutrients are most important during pregnancy?

Which nutrients are most important during pregnancy?

Your body uses vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to help it stay strong and healthy. During pregnancy, it’s hard to get the right amount of some ...
Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health is important for all of us, but it’s especially important if you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant. During pregnancy, yo ...
Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

This year the theme of National Birth Defects Prevention Month is Best for You, Best for Baby. For the next four Mondays, an expert from the Organizat ...
Taking care of yourself during the holidays

Taking care of yourself during the holidays

Besides the usual stress of pregnancy and getting ready for your baby, the holidays often add more pressure, which can take a toll on your health. Fee ...
Where does all the weight gain go during pregnancy?

Where does all the weight gain go during pregnancy?

Now that you’re pregnant, your body is changing to get ready for your baby. Gaining weight is an important part of pregnancy. If you gain too l ...
Gestational diabetes: How to control your blood sugar?

Gestational diabetes: How to control your blood sugar?

What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens during pregnancy. It means that your body is not using a ho ...

Three common folic acid myths

We receive a lot of questions about folic acid. Here are three of the most common misconceptions people seem to have. Myth #1: Folic acid reduces t ...
Make a PACT to prevent birth defects

Make a PACT to prevent birth defects

Each year in the United States, about 120,000 babies (1 in 33) are affected by birth defects. Birth defects are health conditions that are present at ...
New nutrition labels may be coming

New nutrition labels may be coming

When I’m grocery shopping, I often find myself looking at the nutrition labels on food packages and trying to make sense of all the information I’m re ...
Eat healthy during pregnancy and your baby’s bones will thank you later!

Eat healthy during pregnancy and your baby’s bones will thank you later!

Eating healthy during pregnancy doesn’t just help your baby grow while in the womb. More studies are showing that your nutrition during pregnancy bene ...