Sharon Liao | Fit Pregnancy

Sharon Liao

Sharon Liao is a freelance writer specializing in health and nutrition. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can follow Sharon on Twitter @SharoninBK.

By now, you’ve probably gotten an earful of healthy eating advice. So you already know that loading your plate with fresh produce, whole grains, and lean protein is best for you and baby.The problem is that this nutritious diet can be tough on your wallet. But that doesn’t mean that you have to ...

With a baby on the way, chances are your to-do list is plenty long: Get the nursery in order. Sign up for childbirth education classes. Speak with your benefits manager. It may seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day, which can make the task of prepping and eating healthy meals and snacks s...

After learning that you’re pregnant, your main agenda is simple: Tell your partner and celebrate! But once the happy news sinks in, the next steps can seem overwhelming. To help simplify the situation, we asked Akua Afriyie-Gray, M.D., an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Loyola ...

Packed with nutrients, kale is one of the best prenatal foods around. But it can also taste like health food—especially to expectant mothers.“When cooked, kale can smell like sulfur, which some pregnant women find unappealing,” explains Stephanie Pedersen, M.S., a holistic health nutritionist ...

Now that you’re pregnant, it can feel like you’re missing out at dinner and cocktail parties. But that doesn’t mean that you have to sip a boring glass of water or cranberry cocktail at every gathering. “There are a lot of innovative non-alcoholic cocktails,” says Ryan Koemans, the general...

If you find yourself pregnant during warmer months, there is probably a backyard barbecue (or three!) on the calendar. But before you fire up that grill or fill up your plate, remember that some of your favorite dishes may be risky for moms-to-be. “Certain foods can harbor bacteria that are partic...