Posts in the ‘Pregnancy’ Category

Caffeine and Pregnancy

August 12th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Caffeine use during pre-pregnancy and pregnancy remains controversial. The current guidelines offer a safe range of 0-300 mg/ day. But, there have been studies that have shown ill effects on women at lower doses. Some women are simply more sensitive to caffeine and so to be on the safe side let’s set a moreRead the rest of this entry…



Artificial Sweeteners and Your Pregnancy

August 10th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet There are a lot of options and much confusion when it comes to artificial sweeteners. Current government recommendations say that pregnant women can safely use low-calorie sweeteners in moderation, unless otherwise advised by their physicians. I advise patients to refrain from all artificial sweeteners during pregnancy. There are a variety of natural sugars thatRead the rest of this entry…



Pre-Pregnancy Check List

August 4th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Here is a pre-pregnancy check list to get you started on your way to a healthy happy pregnancy! q If you haven’t already done so, schedule your first prenatal visit with your practitioner. q Avoid alcohol, drugs and cigarettes, both first-hand and second-hand smoke. q If your immunizations are not up to date, letRead the rest of this entry…



Congratulations, You Want to Have a Baby!

July 12th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Over the next few weeks I will be exploring topics related to pregnancy, fertility and prenatal to postpartum care; including nutrition, fitness, supplementation and other lifestyle changes that will benefit your pregnancy. I will also start a series on how to feed infants to reduce the risk of food sensitivities and how to planRead the rest of this entry…