I gave a talk last month about obesity and pregnancy. I had an inkling it wouldn’t be a well accepted topic. I have this image in my head that very few people are as interested in obesity as I am; and that
I know many of the women I work with are opposed to vaccines. So I have decided it is necessary for me to have the best understanding possible so I know when to definitely recommend a vaccine, when to definitely recommend against, and how
I had the opportunity to attend a women’s health conference last week. Not much on pregnancy, mostly preventing cervical cancer. But one important take home point for everyone working with pregnant women. The latest guidelines for pregnancy will be to perform a
Most dietary guidelines are very generic, but the Higgins Intervention Method has specific plans for meeting the special requirements of mothers with different nutritional needs. I like the ability this method gives to really personalize the recommendations and the ability it gives me to
Vitamins and minerals are referred to as micronutrients. They do not contribute calories to the diet, but do play an important role in cellular function. Remember cells? They make up your entire body and are responsible for your body being able to stay healthy.
Have you seen the latest weight gain recommendations from the IOM? They are the same except an increase for the highest BMI levels. Low BMI gain 28-40 pounds; Normal BMI gain 25-35 pounds; High BMI gain 15-25 pounds and Obese BMI gain 11-20
When it comes to pregnancy nutrition, there seem to be two types of people. Those who feel it is of the utmost importance, and those who feel it doesn’t matter. Want to know which side of that fence I am on? Here