Folic acid supplements show potential as ‘novel’ protective measure for gestational diabetes
Women who take at least 400 µg per day of folic acid supplements before they become pregnant may be at lower risk for the development of gestational diabetes, according to findings Read more on Healio
Fertility and Food: Factors to Consider for Conception
In the United States, approximately 6 percent of married women up to 44 years old are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying, and about 12 percent of all women have difficulty Read more on Food & Nutrition
Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, WHO finds
Breastfeeding can cut the chances of a child becoming obese by up to 25%, according to a major study involving 16 countries. Source: Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, Read more
Boosting male fertility with diet and weight loss
When a couple is having trouble getting pregnant, the focus often turns to a woman’s health. But just as men are equal partners in conception, they can be contributors to fertility problems, too. Original Article: Boosting male fertility with diet and weight Read more on CNN
Preventing Food Allergies: Recommendations for Pregnancy and Infancy
  Which infants are at-risk for developing food allergies? Should pregnant women avoid certain foods? Should solid food for infants be introduced early or delayed? Which formulas are Read more
Breastfeeding vital for brain development
Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to stimulate more robust brain growth, suggests a recent study. The details were presented in the Meeting Read more
Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom & Baby
During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding “natural” supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests. Source: Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Read more
Diabetes in pregnancy tied to future heart disease risk
Women with pregnancy-related diabetes are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease in the decade after childbirth, a research review suggests. Source: Diabetes in pregnancy tied Read more
Pregnant women using marijuana for morning sickness: could affect the baby’s brain
Using cannabis while pregnant to ease morning sickness could damage the brain of a fetus, scientists who studied rats have warned. Source: PREGNANT WOMEN ARE USING MARIJUANA FOR MORNING Read more
A Mother’s Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy May Raise Children’s Autism Risk
In one of the largest studies looking at the potential effects of pesticide exposure on still-developing fetuses and newborns, scientists found that exposure to the most commonly used Read more
Can a ‘fertility diet’ really help you conceive? In some cases, yes
When it comes to diets, there are many varieties from which to choose: weight loss, plans to lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, and foods to fuel endurance athletes. Now, there’s Read more
Prenatal omega-3 supplement can prevent high BP in children
Daily consumption by women of 600 milligrams docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal vitamins, fish-oil supplements and fish — can prevent high Read more
The Best (and Worst) Foods to Eat While Breastfeeding
As a new parent, your focus will of course fall singularly on your baby. That doesn’t mean you should forget the big lesson from every pre-flight safety demo, though: You have to Read more
Bad Diet May Impair Female Fertility
Diet prior to conception correlated with time to achieving conception in a large, multinational, retrospective study. Source: Bad Diet May Impair Female Read more
Risk for Fetal Loss Early in Pregnancy Not Greater With Noninsulin vs Insulin Therapy
Compared to standard insulin treatment, noninsulin antidiabetic agents did not present an increased risk for fetal losses or major malformations when used in the first trimester of Read more
Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Weight Gain in Kids?
There’s new evidence that even moderate amounts of caffeine consumed by a mom-to-be might affect her child’s weight years later. Source: Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Read more
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth Right After A Bout Of Morning Sickness
What’s the first thing you do after a bout of morning sickness? Brush your teeth, right? Actually, according to dental health experts, that way lies disaster. Source: Here’s Why Read more
Pregnant Kidney Stone Formers Have Higher Risk of Gestational Diabetes
Pregnant women with vs without a history of nephrolithiasis are more likely to experience gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Original Article: Pregnant Stone Formers Have Higher Risk of Read more
Pregnancy and Celiac Disease
The Gluten Intolerance Group offers this advice for Celiac and Pregnancy.     Read on the GIG website: Pregnancy and Celiac Disease   – The Gluten Intolerance Group of Visit GIG Website