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December 9, 2010

Have a Health(ier) Holiday Season

It’s the holidays, and nobody is expecting you to stay away from your favorite seasonal foods. Here are some tips from Parents magazine (and me!) about enjoying the holidays without going overboard. Yes, it is possible!

Can’t Conceive? PCOS may be the culprit

Filed under: Preconception Nutrition and Fitness — Tags: — Elizabeth Ward @ 8:59 am

If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) may be to blame. Read this excellent interview with my friend and trusted colleague Hillary Wright, MEd, RD about her new book, The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. She wrote the book on PCOS!

December 6, 2010

Got Flu Shot?

Filed under: General Information, Nutrition During Pregnancy — Tags: , , — Elizabeth Ward @ 12:51 pm

I took my three kids to our pediatrician for their flu shots on Friday, and they were not happy with me. I told them a few days of pain in their upper arms was far better than getting the flu. And I mentioned that they should be grateful that the H1N1 vaccine is included in the regular flu shot, so one shot does the trick this year.

So, have you had your flu shot yet? If not read this for why a flu shot during pregnancy is so important to you and your baby.

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