Latest Nutrition and pregnancy Stories

2009-02-14 15:08:28

British researchers say a study they conducted found most women trying to get pregnant are not following dietary recommendations. The research team from Britain's University of Southampton found in a study of 12,500 British women that those attempting to become pregnant were only slightly more likely to follow pre-conception diet tips, the BBC reported Friday. The study of women ages 20 to 34, focused on their dietary supplement use, physical activity, alcohol consumption, smoking habits and...

2008-12-29 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "For richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health," are some of the most common words heard in wedding vows. But what is often overlooked is the health of the married couple's future children. With National Folic Acid Awareness Month taking place January 12 through 18, 2009, brides-to-be should start thinking about saying "I do" to taking a daily multivitamin with 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid daily--to protect their own health and the...

2008-09-02 00:00:06

By Jeremy Laurance According to a survey, expectant mothers are confused about what they should and shouldn't do, and too embarrassed to ask for advice. Health Editor Jeremy Laurance has the answers Having a baby ought to be the most natural experience in the world - but for many women it is a part of their life marked by confusion and embarrassment. A survey by the baby charity Tommy's has found almost half of the women asked said they received conflicting information about their...

2008-08-11 03:00:15

By Craig McQueen EVERY expectant mum hopes that their pregnancy goes without a hitch, but there are some ways in which the risks can be reduced. That involves steps which you can take before getting pregnant as well as after you conceive. Here's a look at some important dos and don'ts of pregnancy. EAT A HEALTHY DIET A healthy balanced diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time, especially when you're planning a pregnancy, as the foods you eat can not only affect...

2007-01-05 06:16:05

By Sabour, Hadis; Hossein-Nezhad, Arash; Maghbooli, Zhila; Madani, Farzaneh; Et al Abstract Poor maternal vitamin D status affects fetal and infant skeletal growth. The aim of the present study was to determine the association between newborn outcomes and maternal calcium and vitamin D intakes. Four hundred and forty-nine pregnant women, healthy at the point of delivery, and their newborns were enrolled in the study, which was performed in three university hospitals in Tehran in March...

2006-03-09 15:17:57

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have habitually low levels of calcium in their diet undergo significant changes in bone calcium turnover during pregnancy and lactation, according to the results of a new study. Dr. Janet C. King, of Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, California, and colleagues examined calcium levels during pregnancy and early lactation in 10 Brazilian women. The average level of dietary calcium was 463 milligrams per day, the researchers report in...

2006-02-22 16:23:15

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A mutation of an enzyme gene seems to protect the fetus against alcohol consumed by the mother, according to a study of mothers and their infants. Lead researcher Dr. Sandra W. Jacobson told Reuters Health that "our research has shown that about 20 percent of African American children are born to mothers with a particular genetic (mutation), which makes it less likely that maternal drinking during pregnancy will adversely affect their...

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