We’ve all heard “eating for two” but women should remember that being pregnant isn’t a blank check allowing the eating of whatever they want or however much they crave. Gaining weight while you’re pregnant is natural and essential. But gaining too much weight during any pregnancy is unhealthy for both the mom and the baby.
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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.
Numerous studies have highlighted the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby. One recent study found that breastfeeding could reduce the risk of obesity in children. And now a new study suggests that breastfeeding could help reduce the long-term weight retention of mothers suffering from obesity.
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.
When it comes to pregnancy and weight gain, nothing could be more deceiving that the old adage, “eating for two.” A new study, supported by the NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) explains why it isn’t true and why it’s putting many pregnant women and their babies at risk.
Thought to affect more than 300 million people worldwide, asthma is a condition that experts have spent years trying to understand. Characterized by a narrowing of the airway, this condition can be extremely scary, especially for children.
Obesity is a rising, worldwide epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, 1.4 billion adults are overweight (BMI of 25-29.9), and more than half a billion are considered obese (BMI of 30 or more). Previous studies in Norway estimate that the obesity rate among women of reproductive age has risen two-to-three-fold over the last years.
Pregnancy weight gain. Some of us gain too little. Some of us gain too much. But we often fail to recognize just how much weight we’re going to gain in that last trimester. And interventions used in the last trimester may be futile at managing excessive or too little weight gain.
According to a recent study, the children of women who gain excess weight during pregnancy are more likely to face heart disease.