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To (Take) B or Not to (Take) B…

Whether you are trying to conceive, already pregnant or breastfeeding, choosing a prenatal vitamin with B vitamins is essential to you and your baby’s healthy. Some would argue that taking any type of supplement or vitamin is not needed with a healthy, balanced diet. However, when it comes to B vitamins, the need for B’s […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

    Weather news across the US doesn’t seem to get any better this winter. Another blast of freezing temps, snow and ice has shut down schools, crippled transportation and generally wreaked havoc across many states. If you are pregnant, you have to worry about nutrition, exercise and getting plenty of sleep. Are subzero temperatures […]

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New Years Resolutions for Moms (and Moms-to-be)

    Hello to 2014 and a fresh set of resolutions! Whether you’re trying to conceive or welcoming a baby, embrace the new year and the chance to start good habits, maintain existing ones or change something in your routine. A baby is certainly one of the biggest changes in a woman’s life, so if […]

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Dr. Chudacoff’s tips for Staying Healthy over the Holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can leave many people run down, and therefore more susceptible to colds or flu.  The risk is even higher for pregnant women whose immune systems have adjusted to protect a developing baby. While there’s no need to miss out on all the fun, some extra care is […]

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Holiday Tips for Busy Moms (and Moms-To-Be)

  Are you hosting a holiday dinner this year? My house will be the location for the big Thanksgiving feast this year, as it has been for many years. We love getting together with family and friends to celebrate this wonderful time of year.  Even when I was pregnant and my children were babies, I […]

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Holiday Eating for You and Your Bump

    November is here, which means holiday activities are quickly filling up your calendar, from work parties and neighborhood get-togethers to celebrations with friends and of course, family gatherings. The old saying that “you’re eating for two” is just that…old. Caloric intake should increase during pregnancy, but only but 200 – 300 calories and […]

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Folate vs. Folic Acid: What is It? Why Is It Important?

In any conversation about pregnancy nutrition and healthy babies, folic acid (or folate) is a key ingredient to look for when choosing a prenatal vitamin. But what is folic acid, what is the difference between folic acid and folate, and why is it so important?     What Is Folate? Folate is the general term […]

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Why You May Be Iron Deficient Without Knowing

Iron (Fe) is not only the 26th element on the periodic table, it is also one of the most abundant metals on the planet. Iron is a metallic element and an active metal. One of the functions of iron is the production of hemoglobin (Mayo Clinic Staff). Hemoglobin is a protein that is inside red-blood […]

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Top Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

Pregnancy Fitness Staying fit and working out seems to be on everyone’s mind. The benefits of being active are endless especially for expecting mothers. Besides staying healthy, working out during pregnancy can help improve your sleep as well as fight fatigue. A lot of women experience tiredness during the first trimester as well as in […]

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Four Risks During Pregnancy From Lack of Vitamin D

Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin” is not only essential for strong bones, but a recent study, done by researchers at the University of Calgary, links low levels of vitamin D to certain pregnancy complications. If you shun the sun or adhere to a strict vegan or non-diary diet, you may be at […]

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