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Alcohol and Pregnancy – Things You Need To Know

For generations, there was nothing wrong with pregnant or breastfeeding women having a drink or two a day. Drinks such as Guinness beer or stout were recommended and even prescribed by attending physicians

Magnesium in Pregnancy – How much can a Pregnant Woman Take?

How Much Magnesium Can a Pregnant Woman Take

In this blog, you can find helpful pregnancy nutrition tips about magnesium in pregnancy. Magnesium is another unsung hero of the nutrient world surrounded by a lot of hype, much of which is unproven or has been debunked.  Other than that, there isn’t…

I Am Having Some Vivid Dreams in Early Pregnancy

I am having some vivid dreams in early pregnancy

I am having some vivid dreams in early pregnancy, what should I do? During pregnancy, having really wild and weird dreams is par for the course.  The reason is multifold:  part of it is caused by hormone fluctuation (weird dreams are also a…

The Importance of Calcium to Pregnant Women

The Importance of Calcium to Pregnant Women2

In this blog, we will discuss the importance of calcium to pregnant women. Find out how this calcium give benefits to you and to your baby. Because we cannot manufacture our own calcium, it’s classified as an “essential” nutrient and there’s no time…

Chromium Supplement in Pregnancy – Pregnancy Nutrition Tips

Should I Take a Chromium Supplement While I’m Pregnant1

Although ther …e hasn’t been a direct link, overuse of chromium does possibly have side effects, most commonly

Food Safety in Pregnancy During Holidays

Holiday Food Safety when you’re Pregnant

In this blog, you will find healthy tips for food safety in pregnancy during holidays. Pregnancy is a trying time, no question.  Suddenly, the simplest functions that you’ve taken for granted all your life are fraught with complications.  So what the heck:  let’s…

Foods Rich with Iodine for your Pregnancy Diet

Good Foods for Iodine While Pregnant

The big question: “Should I add an iodine supplement to my diet?” The answer in a nutshell: Maybe …

Why Do I Have PMS Symptoms But No Period?

Why Do I Have PMS Symptoms But No Period

Thanks to those “groovy” movies they show us in middle school Sex Ed classes, it takes a very long time to shake the myth that our periods tick like clockwork, humming along smoothly, and every 28 days at  9am  it’s “cuckoo!  cuckoo!”. As…

Foods to Avoid While Pregnant – Pregnancy Nutrition Tips

Foods to Avoid While Pregnant

You’ve just discovered you’re pregnant?? Congratulations!!! You’ve made the announcement and here it comes: all the advice from everybody and her Nonna …

Dry Mouth During Early Pregnancy

In this blog, we will discuss about dry mouth during early pregnancy. Find out why this happens and what you should do if you are experiencing this in your early pregnancy. If there’s one word that can sum up early pregnancy symptoms, it’s…



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