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
Overwhelmed by pregnancy nutrition advice? Feeling like your diet will never measure up? Before you give up completely and eat whatever you want, learn how the Food Guide Pyramid can quickly help you figure out if you're getting the... more
The advice on eating during pregnancy can seem overwhelming—whole books have been written on the topic!—but it all really boils down to a few important guidelines. Follow these seven principles to get your pre-pregnancy diet on... more