Not only can pregnancy be challenging, but it can also be confusing. Eat this. Don't eat that. Advice coming from everyone and in every direction, from your grandmother to your well-intentioned best friend. Even as a dietitian revisiting research is important to stay abreast on current recommendations particularly around pregnancy. A new book just hit the shelves by Lily … [Read more...] about Book Review: Real Food for Pregnancy
This post on choline was sponsored by Balchem, a nutritional ingredient supplier. When the American Medical Association (AMA) makes a statement like this one reported in the AMA Wire regarding prenatal vitamins and choline, you know the news is a big deal. The release stated that “Prenatal vitamins only contain 0–55 mg of choline, leaving the majority of pregnant and … [Read more...] about Choline: An essential nutrient for all ages and stages of life
It's a known fact that pregnancy alters the way your body looks but will pregnancy change your body forever? From rocking an adorable new baby bump to watching as your feet and toes swell up with extra fluid during your last trimester, there are a variety of changes that can occur around your body that just seem like par for the course. But can pregnancy transform … [Read more...] about Will pregnancy change your body forever?
When it comes to planning conception, some women chart their ovulation or basal temperature, while others are more spontaneous and are content to simply ditch birth control for awhile. No matter what approach you take, becoming a first-time mother often depends on one crucial thing: intimate time with your partner. But just how you spend that alone time is another … [Read more...] about Do you need an orgasm to get pregnant?
As you probably know by now, there are a lot of changes that happen during pregnancy, and while some are miraculous (hello, there's a baby in there!), others are downright embarrassing. Here are a few of the top embarrassing pregnancy symptoms that moms-to-be may struggle with, as well as ways you can alleviate the issues. 1. Excessive burping Even if you were raised with … [Read more...] about Top 7 embarrassing pregnancy symptoms