Most people know that smoking is harmful during pregnancy. When you smoke, your baby receives less oxygen and nutrients. Smoking increases the risks to your own health too. Quitting smoking, cutting down the amount, and avoiding second-hand smoke can help both you and your baby be as healthy as possible. If your partner, family member… Continue reading Smoking and pregnancy
You don’t need animal protein to have a healthy pregnancy. But you do need to plan your meals carefully to make sure you and your baby get all the nutrients you need. It is important to replace meat and fish with nutritious alternatives like eggs, soy, legumes, nuts and seeds Tofu is an excellent choice… Continue reading Tofu recipe: A great alternative for meat/fish.
As we all know, additional protein is needed in the second half of the pregnancy to support the growth and development of the baby. Clients often ask me if they can have protein powder to meet their extra protein needs. Extra protein from protein powders or supplements is rarely needed. Instead, it is easy to… Continue reading Is protein powder safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?