When she became a spokeswoman for the Bayer and March of Dimes collaborative campaign Girlfriends for Folate (GFF), Vanessa Minnillo knew everyone would think she was pregnant. Although she’s happily engaged to hunky boy-band alum Nick Lachey, the TV personality isn’t ready to tackle the role of mommy just yet. But she is ready to raise awareness about the importance of women staying healthy – whether they are trying to conceive, pregnant, or not.Read Full Story
Three hundred calories -- that’s the amount of additional calories needed to nourish pregnant moms-to-be and their growing babies. Although myths of late-night fast food cravings and ice cream binges surround the nine months leading up to new motherhood, many pregnant women are surprised to learn that those extra 300 calories don’t equate to that much extra food. Further, those calories need to be obtained from quality, nutritious sources. So put down that bag of chips and start eating healthy to get you -- and your baby -- off to a good start.Read Full Story
With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, our focus is quickly turning to the quality time we’ll be spending with family and friends over delicious home-cooked meals. But if you’re trying to get pregnant, or recently found out you are, there are a few risky holiday foods – according to counselors at the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) – you should avoid during the festive season.Read Full Story
If you are or have ever been an expectant mom, you've probably wondered about eating fish during your pregnancy. Your quest for answers may have left you with more questions, or at least a fuzzy understanding of how you should -- or shouldn't -- proceed.Read Full Story
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