Did you know that approximately 68% of women are calcium deficient? Meeting the recommended 1000 mg of daily calcium needed during your pregnancy is even more important because baby’s bones, teeth, heart, nerves, and muscles depend on calcium for growth.
Chia seeds have been considered a dietary supplement by Native Americans for centuries, but it’s only been recently that they’ve become more mainstream. And for very good reason! Learn more about them, and how consuming them can benefit both you and your baby.
For years, we’ve assumed that osteoporosis—increased fragility of bones—is a condition related to older people. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics, now believes that the foundation for this condition is actually laid in early childhood and adolescence. Because of this, they are now encouraging greater emphasis on bone health earlier in life among both parents and pediatricians.
Nutrition is probably one of the most important parts of pregnancy – not just because you’re taking care of your own body, but because everything you do affects your baby. This is why it’s so important for women to include a wide variety of healthy fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals in their daily diets. But there are some foods you should eat regularly during pregnancy; grapefruit is one of them.
Pregnant and feel like your bowels have developed a mind of their own? According to information from a new study, you’re not alone! In fact, the Loyola University Medical Center researchers found that the majority of pregnant women – 72% – suffer from bowel issues.