What should pregnant women eat: A doctor and mother’s recommendation
“What should pregnant women eat? And what types of foods are best for me and my baby?”
These are two of the most common questions I am asked as an OB/GYN when I see a new patient in the office for her first pregnancy visit. Now more than ever, my patients are very conscious of …
Nutrition Tips for Mothers After an Episiotomy or C-Section
The birth of your baby is unforgettable process, but it’s not always an easy one. Some women will require an assisted delivery to make sure both mother and child are healthy. This process may include a surgical procedure such as an episiotomy or C-section. These surgeries are safe, but they do involve incisions into your body …read more
How does protein contribute to baby’s development?
“You are what you eat,” the saying goes, but for a fetus the expression is more like “you are what your mother eats.”
Proper nutrition is important in all aspects of a baby’s development in the womb, and a mother’s nutritional choices while pregnant can have profound and lasting effects on her child’s health.
Is protein powder safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
In a previous post, we detailed how protein is an important nutritional component for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women recovering from delivery.
Pregnant women require about 70 grams of protein per day. Because the fetus grows faster during the second and third trimesters, protein levels during these periods are more important than during the …
Most Pregnant Women Are Not Getting Enough Protein
You know being pregnant is a big dietary responsibility. You have to take care of your own growing body while also providing healthy nutrition for your developing baby. Most mothers understand the necessity of eating the right foods (kale and other leafy vegetables), avoiding the wrong foods (uncooked seafood and deli meat), and getting the …read more
What does “clinically proven” mean?
Protiva is clinically proven to improve nutritional status. But what does that mean?
Protiva can improve your nutritional status during pregnancy and breastfeeding. How do we know that? Because Protiva is the first and only nutritional shake to have completed a clinical study approved by an institutional review board.
“Clinical study,” you might say, “that …