Pregnancy Nutrition Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • The Key Ingredient to Growing Up Healthy

    1,000 Days: The Key Ingredient to Growing Up Healthy

    Parents want their children to grow up healthy and happy, to have strong bodies and smart minds, and to reach their full potential. It’s a universal wish of every parent. And thankfully putting kids on the right track toward achieving their dreams requires a universal key ingredient: good nutrition, right from the start. Good nutrition […]

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  • Food Glorious Food

    You Are What You Eat & So Is Your Baby

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month — a month of events and media that celebrate this special time in a woman’s life. The activities this year are being kicked off with the 6th Annual Signature Pregnancy Awareness Month™ Event on Sunday May 5th from noon to 4 p.m. in Santa Monica. Dr. Greene is on their board of […]

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  • Green Smoothies: A Pregnancy Must-Have to give Baby a Healthy Start

    Green Smoothies: A Pregnancy Must-Have to give Baby a Healthy Start

    Growing a baby is hard work, I can attest to that.  Pregnancy is such a special time in a woman’s life, but it comes with a great deal of responsibility.  As a first time expectant mom, I sometimes find myself struggling to ensure that I am eating a healthy, balanced diet full of the key […]

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  • A New Reason to Eat Your Greens During Pregnancy

    A New Reason to Eat Your Greens During Pregnancy

    More good news for pregnant moms –  a new study suggests that eating more veggies during pregnancy lowers the risk that your baby will develop type 1 diabetes. I’ve always recognized a strong connection between what moms eat and the health (and later food preferences) of their infants, and many of these links are explained […]

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  • Babies are Built from Food

    Babies are Built from Food

    Babies Are Built from Food When a brand-new baby opens her eyes and, for the first time, settles her gaze on her parents with a spark of recognition, something very complex has taken place. The light in the room has focused through a tiny living lens to project an image on the canvas of tightly […]

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  • Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?

    Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?

    Being a vegetarian or a vegan can be an option for a pregnant woman, if you make informed choices. Here are four things to keep in mind:

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  • Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 13 - Eating for the Future

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 13 – Eating for the Future

    Eating for the Future With all that we know about tobacco, how can people still smoke? It’s easy. They’re enticed by big business; they enjoy it; it’s cool; and it’s very, very habit forming. Now for the sobering truth – poor nutritional choices cause every bit as much cancer, death, disability, and chronic disease as […]

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  • Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 12 - Chocolate

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 12 – Chocolate

    Chocolate One of the most commonly used pregnancy handouts suggests that women reduce or eliminate chocolate from their diets while pregnant. But chocolate is high on the list of very most desired foods by many pregnant American women. Extremely so. Interestingly, pregnancy chocolate love seems to be less strong in Europe and in many other […]

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  • Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 11 - Liver

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 11 – Liver

    Liver We’re getting close to the part on chocolate, but first a word about liver. You’ll have noticed that many of the vitamins and elements needed in larger proportions during pregnancy are present in liver. Liver is loaded with iron and folate, the two nutrients at the top of the increased-need-in-pregnancy list. Does this make […]

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  • Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 10 - Calories

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 10 – Calories

    Calories “Eating for two” is an oft-repeated phrase during pregnancy. But when it comes to the additional amount that women need to eat, it is more like eating for 1.1! Okay, for some women, perhaps a bit more – but generally not as high as eating for 1.2. If you would have had a 10 […]

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