First comes the thrill of getting to chow down all you want -- and then comes the panic when you read the strict trimester-based rules in your pregnancy book. But fear not -- just keep these basic guidelines in mind, and enjoy!... more
No meat? No problem. With good planning, vegetarians can easily meet nutritional requirements while pregnant and nursing. "It's the nutritive quality of a mother's foods, not the original source of each nutrient, that makes... more
Holy guacamole! If you thought avocados were only good for chip dip, think again. Packed with folic acid and heart-healthy fat, consider the avocado a wonder fruit (yes, it's a fruit) for expectant moms and babies alike.
First, the bad news: There's a new fat in town, and it can be particularly unhealthy for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Now, the good news: Eating a healthy diet will take this threat off the table.
Called trans fat (or trans... more