If you are trying to conceive or are already pregnant, a vitamin B9 or folic acid, dietary supplement should be a part of your daily routine. Dr. Gregory Ward, a UK-based obstetrician and gynecologist, explores the foods rich in folic acid and why adding a vitamin B9 supplement to your diet is important at this stage of life.
Are you taking a daily prenatal vitamin with DHA omega-3? If not, ask your health care provider what they recommend as a new Cochrane review released this week points to the benefit of omega-3 supplementation during pregnancy to reduce nearly half of early preterm births and significantly reduce preterm birth.
Globally, premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 and it can also lead to long-term neurodevelopmental problems, including learning difficulties and issues with hearing and vision. With World Prematurity Day observed on November 17, now is the time to learn how you can support the health of you and your growing baby.
If you are an expecting mother, can what you eat today improve the health of your child 5 years into the future? New research suggests that it can. A recently-published study suggests that raising omega-3 DHA levels during pregnancy can positively influence the body composition of children at age 5. Improving nutrient status during pregnancy may have a lasting impact on the future health of a child.
Breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition, providing babies with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Certain nutrients are beneficial for infant health during nursing, like DHA omega-3. Learn why from dietitian, Lucy Jones.