Tag Archives: "Pregnancy"

Editor's Crib

Despite being firmly entrenched in the humanities—both in education and profession—I have a pretty analytical mind.  I’m a little Type-A, and love to feel in control—you can imagine how I reacted to parenting an infant. I remember crying on the phone to my mom, telling her that I would be OK if my lovely, frustrating baby daughter would…

Should Pregnant Women Avoid Sweetened Drinks?

The authors of a new study slated for publication in the September issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition are urging pregnant women to limit their intake of any sweetened beverage after their research found that pregnant women who drank more than one artificially or sugar-sweetened beverage per day had a small increased risk of…

Multi-Purpose Mommy Finds: Gaiam Balance Ball Chair

It’s so daunting to register when you’re having a baby. I remember being somewhat stymied by picking a china pattern and deciding how many place settings of flatware to register for as a bride, but the confusion then was nothing compared to the confusion I felt registering for my first baby before she even got here. Did I really need a baby tub? I…

Pregnancy Checklist

  Trying to Conceive First Trimester Second Trimester Third Trimester   Trying to Conceive Week 1 Start taking a folic acid supplement or multi vitamin that contains at least 400mg of folic acid daily. Week 2 Cut out pregnancy no-nos in your diet, such as smoking, alcohol and caffeine. Learn the nutritional requirements for…