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Achoo: Nutrition During Pregnancy and Reducing Allergies in Children

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Unfortunately, the incidence of allergies has been on the rise over the past 50 years. The reasons for this are unknown, but millions of children suffer from various types of allergies. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to decrease the incidence of allergic disease?

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Babies & Nursing

The Body Loves a Healthy Belly Microbiome

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There are millions of micro-organisms that live in and on us and work together with our own cells to support our health through our lives. (1) Their make up is as unique to you as your fingerprint – this is known as your microbiome. Learn how to support your infant’s belly health.

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Pregnancy

Video: Trying to Conceive or Already Pregnant? The Importance of Folic Acid, aka Vitamin B9

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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.

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Pregnancy

Reducing Preterm Birth – A Promising New Study of DHA Omega-3

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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.

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Pregnancy

New Research – DHA Omega-3 During Pregnancy and a Child’s Weight 5 Years Later

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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.

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Pregnancy

Video: The Importance of Nutrition During the First 1,000 Days of Life

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Dr. Gregory Ward, a UK-based obstetrician and gynecologist, discusses the first 1,000 days of a child’s development, which starts from the moment of conception until his or her second birthday. Learn about the key nutrients that make up the “Big 3 for Baby and Me” during the first 1,000 days of life.

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Pregnancy

Video: Vitamin D – A Big 3 Nutrient for Maternal and Infant Health

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In time for Mother’s Day, Dr. Gregory Ward shines a spotlight on one of the “Big 3 for Baby and Me” nutrients – vitamin D.

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Toddlers

Sleepy Time Nutrients – Nourishing Your Kids for a Restful Night’s Sleep

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Dr. Lauren Crosby, a practicing pediatrician, breaks down the latest science to uncover the nutrients that show promise in supporting a good night’s sleep.

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Pregnancy

#GiveThemTomorrow – 4 Steps to Support a Full-Term Pregnancy

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The Brightest team is joining the #WorldPrematurityDay conversation and offering four steps to help support a full-term pregnancy. #GiveThemTomorrow. Watch the video now.

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Pregnancy

Probiotics and gestational diabetes

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Research suggests that probiotics may contribute to a healthy pregnancy. Learn more about the latest research.

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