Top Pregnancy Related Articles & Blog Posts
Dads & Doulas
When it comes to dads and doulas couples can have a myriad of concerns, but the truth is both play a very important role. As a doula and mother who knows firsthand how important dads and doulas can be, I’d like to address some of the most common concerns – because dads and doulas make [...]Read full story
Dr. Greene at TEDxBrussels
Last week I was honored to be one of the speakers at TEDxBrussels along with Steve Wozniak, Mitch Altman, Xavier Damman, Eri Gentry, Tito Jankowski, Peter Jansen, Jeroen Raes, Aaron Rowe, Monte Stettin, and many other personal heroes. When I was asked to speak last spring, I knew this would be the ideal opportunity to [...]Read full story
Is it Safe to Nurse while being Pregnant?
I have a 6 month old and I’m still nursing and I am about two weeks late. I’ve taken several pregnancy test and they all have came back negative. I am having alot pregnancy signs. Also, my milk is…Read full story
Six top reasons to eat healthy while you are pregnant: Part 1
If you are pregnant, you’re probably thinking a lot more about baby names and how to store up a few months of extra sleep rather than that eventual battle over broccoli when your baby becomes a toddler. Yet now may be one of your best opportunities to help him to love his vegetables!Read full story
What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A green solution.
Here is the fifth take-home lesson from The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women. Lesson 5: A green solution. Leafy green. Yes, we want to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy, both through simple personal choices and through public policy. But there’s also growing evidence that certain potent nutrients found in [...]Read full story
Pregnancy and Weight Gain
I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but be amazed by how much my body is going through right now in order to support and nurture a growing fetus. I know we’re all aware of this already, but women are pretty darn unbelievable (which I manage to remind my husband of quite regularly [...]Read full story
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 [...]Read full story
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 [...]Read full story
Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 4 – The Gift of Iron
The Gift of Iron Iron requirements also soar during pregnancy. Both the mother and the baby need iron to build red blood cells. A pregnant woman’s blood supply increases by 1/3 over the course of the pregnancy. Babies must grow their entire blood supply from scratch – and scratch includes iron. Iron is also a [...]Read full story
Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 3 – How Much Folate Do You Need?
How Much Folate Do You Need? Preventing neural tube defects is the poster child for folate supplementation. But folate is also critically important whenever a new copy of DNA is made. Each new cell in the baby’s rapidly growing body requires a new copy of the baby’s DNA. In addition, folate is critical for the [...]Read full story