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No Licorice Now? Wow, Pregnancy is a Rough Gig

Pregnant? Lay off the licorice. Credit: Getty Images
"I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing. In pain you will bring forth children." -- Genesis 3:16 Wow. No kidding. Forget labor pains. Pregnancy itself can be a bummer, what...

Canadian Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines

Health Canada recently changed the recommended amount of baby weight that women should gain during pregnancy. The numbers may not be vastly different than before, but they now follow the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations and are aligned...

Carnie Wilson expecting baby number two - and three?

Carnie Wilson, former Wilson Phillips singer and daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, has announced that she is pregnant with her second child. Wilson and her husband Rob Bonfiglio are already parents to three-year-old Lola , but this time Phillips is...

Babies are what their mothers eat

If you spent your life shunning fruits and vegetables, you might want to seriously reassess that stance on healthy foods before becoming pregnant. According to British researchers, a mother's diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding directly affects...

Bananas make baby boys?

According to a new study out of Britain's Oxford and Exeter Universities, a woman wishing to conceive a boy child would do well to stock up on bananas. Hold the penis jokes, this isn't about the phallic shape of the fruit, but the potassium in the...

Pregnant women told fish in diet is okay

For several years, pregnant or breastfeeding women have been told to limit their intake of certain fish (shark, tile fish, king mackerel, swordfish and albacore tuna) because of the potential high mercury content might make the baby stupid. Many...

How much weight should a pregnant woman gain?

For some of us, becoming pregnant is like being handed a license to eat whatever we want, whenever we want. I personally only gained about 25 pounds when I was pregnant, but I gained it all within the first three months. After that initial...

Consuming apples and fish during pregnancy keeps allergies, asthma at bay in children

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, women who consumed apples and fish while pregnant had children less likely to get asthma or ezcema, a skin condition produced by allergies. My husband and I were both particularly interested...

Does your pregnancy diet measure up?

When my BabyCenter.com email showed up the other day, I took one look at the subject line "Does your pregnancy diet measure up" and forwarded it to my best friend. "I don't even have to open this," I wrote, "I know it probably does not." My best...

Are you getting your folate?

Shortly after I got married, my family physician asked me if I was planning to have children soon. I had to suppress a chuckle (ah, so naive) and told her that I was hitting snooze on my biological clock for a while. "You should still consider taking...

Pregnancy diet affects baby's arteries

Here's a good excuse to not diet when pregnant: a new study has found that the less calories an expectant Mom consumed during pregnancy, the thicker the artery walls of her baby. Thick artery walls are linked to heart disease and strokes. ...

Mom's pregnancy diet affects child's weight: study

Despite an aversion to a lot of good-for-me vegetables, (kale, turnips, beets, brussel sprouts et. al) I'm normally a pretty healthy eater.  I watch my fats, eat lots of fruits and salad, and eat fried food very rarely. All that went out the...

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