Nutrition and pregnancy: Choline for mom and baby

Nutrition and pregnancy: Choline for mom and baby

First published July 3, 2018. Updated January 7, 2019.   Nutrition and pregnancy: Choline for mom and baby A blooming area of research: Developmental Origins of Health and Disease    There is a lot of interest and research being done in the area of...
Eating fish during pregnancy: is it safe?

Eating fish during pregnancy: is it safe?

What you need to know about eating fish during pregnancy       If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, a healthy and balanced diet is super important for giving your growing baby the nutritional building blocks needed for normal development. Like they...
Is a low carb keto diet safe for mom and baby during pregnancy?

Is a low carb keto diet safe for mom and baby during pregnancy?

Ketogenic diets and pregnancy: considering the impact on your baby’s development   The keto diet (aka the low carb diet) Have you heard about the craze surrounding the ketogenic diet? That’s because the proof is in the pudding; for those who stick to the strict...
The science behind food cravings in pregnancy: are they real?

The science behind food cravings in pregnancy: are they real?

Why do you crave food when you are pregnant?   The science behind pregnancy food cravings The summer wedding season is on full swing and is a wonderful moment to catch up with old friends. At a recent wedding we couldn’t help but notice the number of pregnant...
When should you stop taking your prenatal multivitamin?

When should you stop taking your prenatal multivitamin?

Are prenatal vitamins really just for pregnant women?   3 months before conception   We covered the reasons why starting 3 months before conception is ideal in this post, and how to select your prenatal multivitamins here.   The foundation of your...
How to choose your prenatal multivitamin?

How to choose your prenatal multivitamin?

Which prenatal vitamin to pick?   Maybe you’re pregnant, maybe you are trying to get pregnant…You go to the vitamins aisle at your grocery store…and woah, where do you even start? So many brands, so many claims, so many types of all sorts of...
Should I really take a prenatal multivitamin before being pregnant?

Should I really take a prenatal multivitamin before being pregnant?

It starts before you even know it!   Why take a supplement?   During pregnancy, your needs for some micronutrients go up, and it is a good idea to take a prenatal multivitamin to make sure that you cover your needs. The prenatal supplement in a complement to...
No, you are not eating for 2

No, you are not eating for 2

Do you think it’s free for all, and that you should indulge your cravings? Sorry. Party is over. (Or is the party just starting?) You’re not eating for two. You’re rather eating twice as healthy. Welcome to pregnancy, mama!   What’s the dealy-o? “But...