Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy’

Nutrition and Pregnancy

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Being a clinical dietitian and currently seven months pregnant, nutrition during pregnancy is very important to me. Nutrition is the one big way we can help determine pregnancy outcome (that along with proper weight gain). After suffering the loss of my first at 16 weeks and now wanting to do everything possible to prevent this from happening again, I have been studying pre-natal nutrition. Here are the basics and the most important things to consider:


Study Faults Too-Early Home Pregnancy Tests

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Finds One Chance in 10 of False Negative

A negative result on a home pregnancy test can be misleading if it’s done very early, a government study finds.

In a study of 221 women, 10 percent of the negative readings of tests on the first day of a missed period turned out to be wrong, says a report in the Oct. 10 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.


Natural Family Planning – The Basics

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is often the modern alternative to invasive infertility correction procedures. It is also an effective form of contraceptive. Used correctly, NFP is 99% effective in avoiding pregnancy. NFP is completely drug free, completely reducing the common long term side effects of birth control pills.

Is It Harmful to Take Antidepressants While Pregnant?

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Although pregnancy is one of the most joyful times of a woman’s life, as many as 20 percent experience depression at this time. This is not only difficult for the expectant mother, but it can harm the health of the fetus.