Category «Healthy Pregnancy»

Why no alcohol during pregnancy?

Women who are pregnant, or may become pregnant should be aware of the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy.  Did you know why? Alcohol readily crosses the placenta, and because of the design of fetal circulation, is not filtered by your baby’s liver before being sent to every other part of her body. The alcohol …

Should I choose organic foods when pregnant?

The terms organic and natural are sometimes placed on food packaging. In some areas, these terms have specific definitions. For example, the US Food and Drug Administration has set standard definitions for what is in a product that bears these names. Foods are allowed to be called USDA Organic when at least 95% of the ingredients …

Food Safety in Pregnancy

When you think of food-borne illness, do you think of the major outbreaks reported in the media? These outbreaks receive most of our national food safety attention, but according to the CDC these represent only 5% of the food-borne illness cases that occur every year. The CDC estimates 1 in 6 Americans get sick from …