More than any other time of a woman’s life, nutrition is critically important during pregnancy and the time period surrounding it.
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Pregnancy and Nutrition
Couples who are trying to get pregnant are often advised to improve their overall health with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Should that produce be organic? Maybe, says a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard.
Vitamin B12 is an important consideration for anyone following a plant-based diet – but even more so for women who are pregnant.
Obviously, eating well is important during pregnancy for the health of the newborn. Good nutrition may also prevent problems that may occur in the child later in life as well.
A new Southampton study has shown infants whose mothers had a higher level of a specific type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a decreased risk of eczema at age 12 months.
It has been observed in new research from the University of Otago the vitamin D status of babies may be improved when breastfeeding moms are given monthly high-dose vitamin D supplements.
Researchers from King’s College London and the University of Bristol have discovered that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be associated symptoms of ADHD in kids who have conduct problems early in their lives.