Are you ready to start preparing for pregnancy? Before you get into the fun part of trying to make a baby, it’s important to do a little prep work (and we’re not talking about lingerie). These eight pregnancy planning tips can help get you ready for a happy and healthy pregnancy.
Anyone who’s been a new parent knows that sleep deprivation is a big deal. Newborn babies need to feed at least every three or four hours – day or night. And all those nighttime feedings and sleepless nights can leave new parents feeling like the undead. The good news is, like almost every new parent who came before you, you can make it through this stage! Keep reading for our simple tips to help new parents get more sleep with a newborn.
Staying hydrated is important, especially when you’re pregnant. But with your busy schedule (and morning sickness to boot), it may be more difficult to stave off dehydration. That’s why we’re sharing our favorite, simple tips to help you maintain hydration during pregnancy. Plus, we’ll explain why it’s extra-important to avoid dehydration now more than ever.
CoQ10. The name just sounds complicated and scientific, right? But actually, the benefits of this compound are pretty simple to understand! So what exactly is CoQ10 and how does it work? Keep reading to find out!read more
It’s that big moment! You’ve made the decision that you’re ready to get pregnant and start a family. First things first, you’ve gone to see your OBGYN, who recommended that you start taking prenatal vitamins. So now what? But with so many prenatals out there — and so much advice from friends, family and social media — how do you know which prenatal to choose? Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for a simple guide to how to choose the best prenatals for you, four key ingredients to look for, plus answers to the most common questions future parents ask about prenatal vitamins.
If you’re pregnant or could become pregnant, you’ve probably heard that it’s crucial to consume folic acid. But a lot of mystery still surrounds this important B vitamin. Plus, labels on folic acid supplements can be hard to understand. For example, what’s the difference between folic acid and the folate listed on supplement and food labels? Which nutrients do YOU need, and how much should you take to get all the benefits of folic acid and folate? Keep reading for our complete guide to folic acid and folate.
For most adult women, experts recommend eating a nutrient-rich diet and taking a daily multivitamin to fill in the gaps.1 But if you’re planning to get pregnant, or are currently pregnant, you’re probably wondering if you should switch to prenatal vitamins. We’ll break down the facts and answer your most commonly asked questions about how to choose the best vitamins for women, whether you’re pregnant or not. read more
Getting kids the nutrition they need can be tough. We get it! Many kids are picky eaters. And their favorite foods are rarely spinach and salmon. So you might be wondering, is my kid getting the vitamins they need? Fear not! We’ve got answers to parents’ most commonly asked questions about healthy eating for kids, vitamins and child nutrition. We even have tips to help encourage long-term healthy eating habits in your kids for life.read more
To breastfeed or not to breastfeed? This can be a difficult, even controversial, question for new parents. Parents are often told that breastfeeding is best. But not all new moms are able to breastfeed. And others may choose not to for lots of different reasons. Whether you breastfeed or bottle-feed with formula, it’s personal. Discuss it with your partner and ask your doctor for advice. And no matter what, be confident that however you feed your baby, they can grow up to be a happy, healthy person!
Is pregnancy making you feel a little…blocked? Believe it or not, occasional constipation or even irregularity during pregnancy is very common. If you need help staying regular, the answer could be getting more fiber. But how you address irregularity during pregnancy may be a little different than when you’re not pregnant. So keep reading to learn why this may be happening to you now, and how a healthy diet plus fiber supplements during pregnancy can help. And of course, ask your OBGYN for advice on the foods or supplements you need for irregularity during pregnancy.read more