Category: Pregnancy Health

Pregnancy and delivery usually occur without problems, but it is important to be aware of the possible complications. Preeclampsia is a condition unique to pregnancy and has the potential to be life-threatening. What is preeclampsia? It is a syndrome that occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy which includes high blood...

Are you getting enough omega-3s in your pregnancy diet? This type of unsaturated fat is critical for baby’s brain development, and helps support your heart and brain health as well. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends 250 milligrams daily of one particular type of omega-3, docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA. DHA can...

While there is some research that has evaluated the potential risks of shift work on pregnant women, studies have been small and have had conflicting results. Some of the specific outcomes studied included the risk of pre-term delivery, low birth weight, and a condition called pre-clampsia. Overall, evidence of low...