DHA (short for docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid) is critical for brain, eye and central nervous system development and functioning. During pregnancy, developing babies rely on their mothers to get needed DHA.
I am 13 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child and for some reason I keep getting yeast infections. Is this normal? I have my first appointment coming up in a few days, but I'm getting a little worried. If possible can you give me some advice.
I have a couple questions for you. What is a good diet for a woman who is trying to conceive? Is there anything I should avoid or things I should make sure to eat? Any advice in this area would be greatly appreciated.
Even though low carbohydrate is a hot topic right now, there has been very little research on how it affects a healthy pregnancy. Though doctors vary greatly on their opinion, the general belief is that moderation is always the way to good pregnancy health.
I am a pregnant vegetarian. Is there anything I need to know?
Heartburn is a common complaint during pregnancy. Although it has nothing to do with the heart, heartburn involves a burning sensation in the center of the chest.
Experiencing headaches during pregnancy is one of the most common discomforts and complaints. Headaches may occur at anytime during your pregnancy but they tend to be most common during the first and third trimesters.
Constipation occurs when there is abdominal pain or discomfort, difficult and infrequent bowel movements, and the passage of hard stools. Unfortunately, constipation affects approximately half of all women at some point during their pregnancy.
The extra weight you gain during pregnancy provides nourishment to your developing baby and is also stored for breastfeeding your baby after delivery.
Talking to your doctor about your weight gain is important. Try not to worry if you're slightly above or below these weights.