foods for pregnancy

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Preparing for Baby – What You Need to Know

Preparing for baby is one of the most exciting times of your life – and the scariest! These thoughts on how to prepare for a baby are inspired by a midwife’s comment on my “healthy pregnancy” article. Are you planning to breastfeed? Booby Tubes are a natural, safe, gel-free breast pack made with a 100% organic cotton shell and filled with all-natural […]

Hope for Pregnant Cancer Patients Getting Chemo

New research shows that some types of chemotherapy for pregnant cancer patients doesn’t hurt the baby. Here’s a summary of the study, plus hope for women getting chemo while pregnant. If a pregnant woman ever needs pampering, it’s when she’s fighting cancer! A Little Something for Mama-to-Be Organic Pregnancy Gift Set contains five gifts to pamper and encourage women who are […]

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy From a Nurse Midwife

A certified nurse midwife offers 10 most important tips for a healthy pregnancy, ranging from the best foods to eat for your developing baby to the reasons to have regular sex during pregnancy. If you’re not a glowing and ecstatic pregnant woman, you’re not alone! Pregnancy triggers an eruption of hormones that alters moods dramatically and quickly. Most women need […]

What to Eat to Get Pregnant

In this article, I summarize two recent research studies on eating to get pregnant. One is about fertility and nutrition; the other is about foods that lower blood pressure. Women who watch their weight and closely follow a Mediterranean-style diet high in vegetables, vegetable oils, fish and beans may increase their chance of becoming pregnant, according to dietitians at Loyola […]

Eating Disorders and Getting Pregnant

Is it possible that your “unexplained infertility” is because of an eating disorder? Getting pregnant takes about a year on average, but if you have an eating disorder such as bulimia or anorexia nervosa, your fertility will be affected. Here’s what research from the University of Helsinki says about eating disorders and getting pregnant: Women with eating disorders are less […]

Food and Fertility – The Effect of Carbs, Fats, Proteins, and Dairy

Food directly affects both male and female fertility! Here’s how carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and dairy products affect the chances you’ll get pregnant. For in-depth information about about how food is affecting your fertility, read Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby’s First Foods by Nina Planck. This is a re-publication of an article published […]