Prenatal & Postpartum Articles

One Green Thing

By Kate Geagan, MS, RD

For many moms-to-be, while they are trying to get pregnant they have already been making sure their diet measures up in key ways: limiting alcohol, popping that daily prenatal vitamin, and eating foods rich in nutrients their baby needs for optimal development, like folic acid and omega-3 fats.

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You are What your Mother Eats – A Look at Epigentics

By Austin Abramson, MD, FACOG

Looking at recent medical genetics studies, the statement “you are what you eat” should be modified. Perhaps the new phrase should be “You are what you mother eats” since preliminary evidence suggests that the environment within the womb may result in childhood obesity . A mother’s nutrition during pregnancy has the ability to regulate genes in fetal DNA. The structure of DNA is not changed within the womb, but rather molecular changes occur to turn on or off genetic expression. This relatively new field is called Epigenetics.

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Baby Boot Camp: Outdoor Workout

By Kristen Horler, CEO & Founder of Baby Boot Camp® www.babybootcamp.com

Warmer weather is on the way, and a little sunshine and fresh air will do you and your little one a world of good. Baby Boot Camp’s workout will take you less than 15 minutes to complete—and you get to bring your little one along for the ride. If your baby is happy, double your cardio intervals. When you are ready for a more intense workout, repeat the entire routine a second (or third) time.

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Pampering Yourself During Pregnancy

By Dr. Austin Abramson

The moment the pregnancy test turns positive your entire life’s focus changes. You are no longer referred to in the singular, but rather in the plural! Pregnancy can be the best of time in your life but with all the body changes, prenatal testing, and doctor’s visits tension can rise.

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Postpartum Weight Loss

By Dr. Austin Abramson

The average weight gain during pregnancy is approximately 25 to 30 pounds. Based upon the average delivery around 10 to12 pounds are lost immediately: the baby weighs approximately 7 to 8 pounds, the placenta approximately 1 to1 ½ pounds and fluids and blood loss is approximately 2 pounds.

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The Importance Of Nutrition When Pregnant

By Dr. Austin Abramson

Good nutrition is an important component of a healthy lifestyle and a healthy baby. The best time to review your nutritional status to make appropriate changes is prior to conception.

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Morning Sickness - Causes and Treatment

By Dr. Austin Abramson

Morning sickness is a misnomer. It can occur at any time of the day or night. Mild nausea or even vomiting will not cause harm to the fetus or mother-to-be as long as she does not become dehydrated.

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Nutrition Necessities For Nursing Moms

These valuable tips help to ensure that you'll get all the nutrients you need when breastfeeding.

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Choosing A Formula

By Dr. Harold Raucher

Dr. Raucher discusses infant formula and provides information about the different types of formulas available.

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Formula Q&A

You can rest assured that infant formulas are safe for your baby. Infant formulas must meet strict U.S. Food and Drug Administration nutrition and safety guidelines, so when it comes to formula safety you're in good hands.

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The Benefits of DHA & ARA

By Dr. Austin Abramson

Doctors agree that breastfeeding is best for babies. And human breast milk is a natural source of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid).

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