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Aversion conversion
Aversion conversion

The smell of fish, the texture of leafy greens and all the chewing that meat requires are probably things you didn’t give a second thought to before pregnancy. But now that you’ve got a bun in your oven, they’re just a few of the many potentially offensive food features that can drive you nutty during […]

Start roughing it
Start roughing it

Being the brunt of potty jokes makes fiber not exactly the sexiest thing we can eat. But if you’re a proud owner of a baby bump or newborn, it’s something not to neglect. That’s because dietary fiber performs some pretty amazing functions in the body when you get enough. Firstly, it’s an important ally in […]

A day's eats
A day's eats

The old myth of “eating for two” was busted long ago, but it can still be challenging to know exactly how much—and what—you’re supposed to eat while expecting. Gaining weight is a hard concept for some women to embrace, but as Aftann Taijeron, nutritionist and ISSA-certified personal trainer (aftannfit.com), notes: “Weight gain is a very […]

Feeding frenzy
Feeding frenzy

There’s something ridiculously sweet about your partner racing around at midnight to find the exact Vienna sausages and frozen cola you’ve been craving. And there’s something ridiculously convenient about being able to blame your unhealthy hankerings on your bump. But a recent study published in Frontiers in Psychology suggests your munchie must-haves may be all […]

Kitchen hacks
Kitchen hacks

Yes, you need to consume more calories when there is a bun in the oven. (About 300 daily in the second and third trimesters, in fact.) But eating can quickly spiral out of control if what you’re shoveling into your mouth is closer to Apple Jacks than real apples. While everyone knows spending too much time […]

Deconstruction zone
Deconstruction zone

Grazing between meals will not only keep hanger and nausea at bay, but it’s a brilliant way to sneak in more nutrients, too. Before you hit the kitchen and start building these tasty eats, let’s break down why they’re so beneficial for moms-to-be (and their babes on the way). DRINK IT IN A zippy smoothie […]

Better together
Better together

Tomatoes and basil, peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers … they’re the Batmans and Robins of the culinary world—they just “go” together. It turns out there are plenty of food pairs that aren’t just tasty, but when they hook up they also become nutritionally turbocharged. In professional circles, it’s what’s called food synergy, and […]

Special order
Special order

Navigating the seemingly endless do’s and don’ts of pregnancy can sometimes feel like a full-time job, right? No matter what you’re doing or where you’re going, there’s a constant nagging inside that nudges, Is that safe for my baby? Food is no different, and those daily decisions can be even more overwhelming when you’re on […]

Eat your way to fertility
Eat your way to fertility

A healthy diet is a must when you’re trying to get pregnant. “Boosting our fertility is really about boosting our heath overall, so that our bodies—specifically, the uterus, follicles and eggs—are primed and ready for growing a healthy baby,” says Ebeth Johnson, the nutrition expert behind The Breastfeeding Chef. “Happily, the same foods that boost […]

Start squirreling
Start squirreling

The first couple weeks with a newborn are a lot like a hibernation phase for brand-new parents—except that you’ll be getting next to no sleep. Prep for your days away from the world by squirreling away easy meals and plenty of snacks because, hey, a mama’s gotta eat. Freeze tag Your icebox is a gold […]

Recipe for rest
Recipe for rest

Going through your day in a zombie-like state? Well, misery loves company. Roughly 8 out of 10 women report periods of sleep disturbance during pregnancy, citing everything from being uncomfortable at night to feelings of anxiety to restless legs as reasons why their shut-eye is disrupted. Yet the benefits of a good night’s rest are […]

Would you like to make that a combo?
Would you like to make that a combo?

We’ve all had those days—when you’re running late and grab a yogurt cup or a solitary banana to scarf down at the office only to hear that telltale rumble from your midsection an hour later. You had your a.m. meal, so what’s the problem? Your body needs more than a solo starter. Morning eating helps […]

Eat the alphabet
Eat the alphabet

If you’re looking to boost the health of you and your babe, here are 26 tasty ways to make it happen. A is for avocado Everyone’s favorite guacamole star is chock-full of three big pregnancy players: potassium, which is important for combating exhaustion and those pesky middle-of-the-night leg cramps; omega-3 fatty acids, a vital component […]

Think inside the box
Think inside the box

Planning, prepping and packing a good-for-you lunch that you’ll actually look forward to eating is a tall order for anyone to tackle. But it’s especially difficult for working moms-to-be, who are fighting fatigue and carefully considering every ingredient to ensure that they’re noshing on foods that will benefit their growing babes. It’s enough to make any pregnant […]

Prime capsule
Prime capsule

If you’re pregnant, you should be taking a prenatal vitamin. In fact, even if you’re just thinking about becoming pregnant you should be taking one. But what is it about these specialized pills that makes them so pertinent? The F word A key component of any prenatal is folic acid, the synthetic form of the […]