SMART NUTRITION | 13 Foods To Eat When You’re Pregnant

Pregnant? Hangry? Looking for a snack that will make your tummy and your body happy? You’re probably hearing it a lot: Eating nutritious foods while pregnant is essential. I’m here to make your pantry into a one – shop of healthy and delicious foods that will give your baby the best start to life. When … Continue reading SMART NUTRITION | 13 Foods To Eat When You’re Pregnant

HEALTH | Caffeine Consumption Not Safe During Pregnancy, New Study Says. Some Experts Disagree

There is no safe level of caffeine for a developing fetus, so women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy should abstain from coffee and other caffeine – containing products entirely, according to the author of a new review of literature. But experts not involved in the review, which published Monday in the journal BMJ, question … Continue reading HEALTH | Caffeine Consumption Not Safe During Pregnancy, New Study Says. Some Experts Disagree

MOMS-TO-BE | A Stressful Pregnancy Reduces The Chances Of Having A Boy, A Study Shows

Moms-to-be who undergo physical or mental stress during their pregnancies are less likely to have a boy and may also have a higher risk of preterm birth, according to a study published Monday. “The womb is an influential first home”, said lead author Catherine Monk, director of women’s mental health in OB/GYN at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University … Continue reading MOMS-TO-BE | A Stressful Pregnancy Reduces The Chances Of Having A Boy, A Study Shows

HEALTH | Anemia In Early Pregnancy Linked With Risk For Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Children born to mothers with iron-deficiency anemia early in pregnancy may be at a higher risk for neurodevelopmental disorder, a new study suggest. In an analysis of data on more than half million babies born in Sweden, researchers found that anemia in the mother before the 30th week of pregnancy was linked with a heightened … Continue reading HEALTH | Anemia In Early Pregnancy Linked With Risk For Neurodevelopmental Disorders

HEALTH | Vaginal Birth And Caesarian: Difference In Babies’ Bacteria

Babies born by Caesarean section have dramatically different gut bacteria to those born vaginally, according to the largest study in the field. The UK scientists say these early encounters with microbes may act as a “thermostat” for immune system. And they may help explain why Caesarean babies are more likely to have some health problems … Continue reading HEALTH | Vaginal Birth And Caesarian: Difference In Babies’ Bacteria

MOTHER TO BE | Stress In Pregnancy ‘Makes Child Personality Disorder More Likely’

The children of women who experience severe stress when pregnant are nearly 10 times more likely to develop a personality disorder by the age of 30, a study suggests. Even moderate prolonged stress may have an impact on child development and continue after a baby’s birth, it said. More than 3,600 pregnant women in Finland … Continue reading MOTHER TO BE | Stress In Pregnancy ‘Makes Child Personality Disorder More Likely’

WOMAN’S LIFE | Ashley Graham’s Nude Pregnancy Photo Tells An Important Truth

Like most influencers – or, at least, the good ones – supermodel Ashley Grahan knew what she was doing earlier this week when she posted to Instagram what those adhering to what they consider “traditional beauty standards” might view as an unflattering photo of herself. Five days after announcing her pregnancy, also via Instagram, Graham … Continue reading WOMAN’S LIFE | Ashley Graham’s Nude Pregnancy Photo Tells An Important Truth