Crop duster over a soybean field. Pesticides collateral damage.
    Collateral Damage: Pregnancy, Prematurity and Pesticides, Pregnancy

    The chemical warfare between weed killers and weeds is escalating. Weed killers appeared to be winning the war at first, but in recent years weeds have developed increasing resistance to these chemica…

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    Iodine Supplements? Yes! New Recommendations for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

    Dr. Kathleen Berchelmean on iodine supplements: I've been throwing down prenatal vitamins every morning for more than a decade, so I was shocked to realize that I'm deficient in iodine, a nutrient ess…

    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 o…

    You Are What You Eat & So Is Your Baby

    When it comes to food and pregnancy, it seems like it's a topic always enshrouded in confusion. How much should one eat? What should one eat? What should be avoided etc. Here are a few key points that…

    Green smoothies with lime on brown wood table.
    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…

    Pregnant woman in the kitchen preparing food.
    Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating … Even Before Birth

    Dr. Greene's take on prenatal nutrition... Babies have more taste buds before birth than at any later time. Why would they be designed to form extra taste buds only for them to disappear before they a…

    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 connectio…

    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 …

    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: (more…)…

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy

    During pregnancy, every ounce of baby?s growing body after that very first single cell has come from her mother?s own body. The brain, the heart, the muscles are all built from nutrients that were onc…

    Young woman wearing a bathrobe while sitting in a bathtub eating noodles. What we eat during pregnancy changes food preferences.
    Does what I eat during pregnancy change my baby’s food preferences?

    What Is There for the Baby to Smell? The amniotic fluid is like a living bowl of salty soup. The cells in the baby's nose can detect the ingredients in that soup and send messages about them to the br…

    Down Syndrome Testing and Vegetarians
    Down Syndrome Testing and Vegetarians

    Dr. Greene's take on Down Syndrome testing for vegetarian moms... Pregnant women who are vegetarians may be unnecessarily worried by prenatal screening tests, according to a study from the Chang Gung …

    Hyperemesis

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Dear Joy (and Spanky, Jr), Congratulations on the miracle happening inside you. I'm sure the intractable vomitinghas been difficult to deal with. Perhaps this high price has made …

    Eating Licorice and Premature Babies
    Eating Licorice and Premature Babies

    Pregnant women who eat lots of black licorice may be at increased risk of pre-term labor, according to a study in the June 2001 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology. (more…)…

    Effects of Alcohol and Pregnancy
    Effects of Alcohol and Pregnancy

    The first trimester of pregnancy can be a vulnerable time. Some medicines taken during that period can have catastrophic effects on the baby. The third trimester is generally safer. Evidence published…

    Fast Facts about SIDS
    Fast Facts about SIDS

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is defined as the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of any infant or young child. (more…)…