pregnancy


Low Vitamin D During Pregnancy Can Lead to Language Development Issues

(From HealthDay News) — Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin D may be putting their children at risk for language difficulties, Australian researchers report. Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy may relieve the problem, they suggest. “Adequate vitamin D levels among pregnant women may be important for the optimal […]


Myths and Truths Obesity and Pregnancy

Vitamins, weight gain, preterm birth and more Ironically, despite excessive caloric intake, many obese women are deficient in vitamins vital to a healthy pregnancy. This and other startling statistics abound when obesity and pregnancy collide. Together, they present a unique set of challenges that women and their doctors must tackle […]


Probiotics During Pregnancy Reduces Eczema in Offspring

During pregnancy there are several supplements that show clear benefit in addition to a healthy non-junk food diet:  Vitamin D, Fish Oils (prefer high DHA) and probiotics. Here are a few articles posted in the past about the benefits of probiotics during pregnancy: Reduce infant dermatitis Reduce atopic dermatitis Reduces […]


DHA Importance During Breast Feeding

For many years I’ve strongly recommended to my perinatal patients that they take a high dose DHA fish oil supplement. DHA is docosahexaenoic acid found in fatty fish which is one of the beneficial longer chain fatty acids we get from fish – the other being EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). I’m […]


Acupuncture Shown To Be Beneficial For Pregnancy Depression

Research published last week out of Stanford University concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for depression during pregnancy. This was reported in Science Daily. In our clinical practice we certainly find that women who get regular treatments during pregnancy report a much greater well being.   Certainly we’ve helped women […]


Fish Oil During Pregnancy and Lactation Reduces Chances of Infant Allergies

Maternal intake of omega-3 (omega-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) during pregnancy has decreased, possibly contributing to a current increased risk of childhood allergy. Aim: To describe the effects of maternal omega-3 long-chain PUFA supplementation during pregnancy and lactation on the incidence of allergic disease in infancy. Methods: One hundred and […]


Adequate Vitamin B12 for Women That May Become Pregnant

I do believe that it is important to take a multivitamin/mineral for good health. Our food supply isn’t what it was even 50 years ago and our requirements for nutrients have increased because of pollution and other stress factors.   In women of childbearing age nutrient supplementation is even more imperative. […]


Antacid Meds During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Childhood Asthma

There are so many natural options available for the majority of cases known as acid reflux, GERD (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease ), heartburn, or whatever you want to call that it is appalling how these are indiscriminately handed out given their potential deleterious effects. There are certainly times when someone may […]