Nutrition & Pregnancy
- Q How can I include protein in my diet during pregnancy?
Laura Motosko, Nutrition & DieteticsGood sources of protein include tofu, nuts, seeds, lentils, beans, red meat, chicken, turkey, fish, pork, eggs, milk, cheese and yogurt. Aim to alternate and include a variety of these protein sources at every meal and snack. Try a parfait with... Full Answer
- Q Is eating fatty foods while I'm pregnant bad for my baby?
Brooke Randolph, Marriage & Family TherapyBeyond avoiding alcohol, caffeine, fish, and soft cheeses, many women allow themselves some extra indulgences during pregnancy. New research from the Oregon National Primate Research Center, presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual... Full Answer
- Q Can herbal medicine treat pregnancy discomfort?
Dr. Cynthia Washington, Family MedicineHerbal medications can treat pregnancy discomforts such as nausea and vomiting which is known as morning sickness. Nausea and vomiting associated with morning sickness usually starts about 6 weeks into the pregnancy, and resolves in approximately... Full Answer
- Q Is DHA important for a nursing mother?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyDocosahexaenoic acid or DHA is a primary fat in the developing and infant brain. Although breast milk contains significant amounts, levels depend on the mother’s diet. Watch the animation to learn more about DHA and breastfeeding. Full Answer
- Q Can my diet in pregnancy influence my child's food preferences?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineA developing baby in the womb develops the sense of taste early on. By 15 to 17 weeks, the amniotic fluid can reek of curry, cumin, garlic, onion, or other strong tastes from a mom's diet. The taste of that fluid changes depending on what you're eating -... Full Answer
- Q How can low folic acid levels affect my baby if I am pregnant?
Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, CardiologySome Americans, including a fair number of women of childbearing age, don't get enough of folic acid. That's worrisome because insufficient levels just before and during the early stages of pregnancy increase the risk of having a baby with a neural tube... Full Answer