Cleaning House the Safe Way: Household Toxins and Pregnancy

Here’s some shocking news there are over 4 million different types of chemicals commonly used in homes across the United States. Many of these have been shown to have adverse effects on pregnant women and their unborn babies. For example, a British study recently found that pregnant women who used household cleaners were twice as…

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When Enough Is Enough: Pregnant Women and Weight Gain

Weight gain is a natural and necessary part of pregnancy. Nevertheless, it is still something that many expectant mothers dread, and as you begin to learn about how to care for your body during pregnancy, you might be wondering how much is too much. The reality is that there is no “magic number” for pregnancy…

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Something Fishy: How to Get the Omega-3 You Need During Pregnancy

Fat’s developed quite a negative reputation recently, but not all fats are bad. Omega-3 fatty acids are “good fats” that are essential in protecting against immune and inflammatory diseases. Unfortunately, however, most Americans consume far more omega-6 fatty acids (“bad fats”) than they do omega-3 fatty acids. A person’s consumption ratio of omega-3 fatty acids…

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Breathe Easy: Improving the Air Quality in Your Home for a Safer Pregnancy

If you’re like most pregnant women, you’ve probably heard from your doctor that you must avoid germs that could make you sick and weaken your body during this delicate time. You’re probably making an effort to wash your hands and eat right, and you’ve probably also taken steps to make sure that your home is…

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