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Foods To Avoid While Pregnant

Belly Fat in Pregnancy Linked to Diabetes Risk

Starting off your pregnancy with belly fat could indicate you're at higher risk of developing diabetes later in pregnancy, according to a new study published in the journal, Diabetes Care.

BPA in Pregnancy Linked to Laziness in Kids

You've probably heard that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can be dangerous to your health, but recent research from a University of Missouri study found that mice who were exposed to this chemical and ethinyl estradiol (EE)—an estrogen found in birth control—through their mother's diet during pregnancy were less active than the control mice and had metabolism changes that could lead to weight gain down the line.

Too Much Pregnancy Weight Linked to Child Obesity

Add this to the list of things you're worrying about as a soon-to-be mama: Gaining too much weight while pregnant may be associated with having a heavier child, according to new research.

What's Safe to Do During Pregnancy (And What's Not)

Pregnancy is full of excitement—and questions. From pregnancy safe foods to activities you should avoid for the next 40 weeks, we have your guide to what's safe and what's not. 

Can These Common Chemicals Cause Premature Birth?

You know to be wary of chemicals in your food and beauty products, especially during pregnancy. Now, a new study gives you more incentive: researchers found a connection between phthalates (chemicals used to make plastic more flexible, and as solvents in personal care products) and preterm deliveries.

Do Pregnancy And Coffee Mix?

study published in the journal BMC Medicine about caffeine intake during pregnancy indicates it might be linked to low birth weight babies, but it’s not linked with prematurity.

Should You Eat Fish During Pregnancy?

Of all the food dilemmas you face when pregnant, seafood might be the most slippery. Fish contain nutrients essential to the developing fetal brain, but they can also be contaminated with brain-damaging mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The ecological questions are similarly confusing. Many wild fish are being fished to extinction, but fish farms can be a major source of environmental destruction as well.

Tea For Two

In "Tea Time", we gave you the scoop on the pros and cons of drinking tea during pregnancy. Although many herbal teas are considered safe, some are not. Here's what you need to know.

Hide The Cheese


As long as your feta is made from pasteurized milk, feel free to eat as many Greek salads as you like. The concern is a condition called listeriosis, a bacterial infection that’s typically contracted through eating certain foods, including unpasteurized milk and cheeses, says Kelly Jackson, M.P.H., an epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nutrition During Pregnancy: 10 Do's and Don'ts

When I ordered shrimp rolls at a tapas bar 12 weeks into my pregnancy, one of my friends reacted as if I’d ordered a double martini. “You can’t have shrimp when you’re pregnant!” she insisted. When I asked her why not, all she could offer was, “Well, I’m not sure, but I know you can’t.” Turns out, she was mistaken (phew! I ordered the shrimp anyway), a common phenomenon when it comes to prenatal nutrition.