Most of the calcium in the body is used to make the bones and teeth hard. The rest is needed to transmit nerve impulses, to coagulate the blood, and to work the muscles. Here’s what you need to know to get the calcium your body needs.
Herbs may seem innocuous or even beneficial, but don’t assume they’re safe during pregnancy. Many have never had their effects studied properly, and others are known to cause potential problems.
Morning sickness is a common complaint during pregnancy. The symptoms generally begin by the 5th week, and are most often resolved by the 12th week. The following are some general guidelines for managing nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
Not all over-the-counter medicines are alike when it comes to their possible effect on your baby. The following list includes those that are considered “low risk” for pregnant women when taken for the occasional mild illness.
To monitor the health of your baby, we recommend various tests and screenings at different points in your pregnancy. The following schedule reflects when the screenings are given.
Your body needs iron to transport oxygen in the body and to maintain good health. Most of your iron should come from foods such as those on the following list.
Eating oil-rich varieties of fish like salmon, sardines, and trout is important to your good-health, but fish can contain contaminants that could harm your baby during pregnancy or while you are nursing.