Omega-3s are important during pregnancy, and pregnant women are recommended to eat fish in order to help them meet their nutrient needs. However, certain fish have a high content of contaminants, such as mercury, and can interfere with the optimal development of the baby. Here is more information on the subject so you can make […]
Folate has recently made headlines following an article published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology in preparation for a presentation on the topic during a conference. What did this study show? That higher-than-normal blood-levels of folate and vitamin B12 in women who have just given birth may be associated […]
Spouses play a hugely supportive role during as well as after the nine months of pregnancy. A great deal has already been written on the many ways of helping moms-to-be, both emotionally and practically: Accompanying her to the doctor, attending childbirth preparation classes with her, decorating the nursery together, etc.
An adequate, but not necessarily perfect diet is important to ensure proper nursing and prevent burnout. 1. Sufficient energy intake Nursing mothers have higher energy requirements, roughly 400 kcal more each day during the first year of lactation. Canada’s Food Guide recommends 2 to 3 extra servings from any food group. Divide your servings into […]
At last, it’s here! American photographer Jade Beall’s project has finally culminated in the launch of her book “A beautiful body”. It all started 2 years ago, when Jade posted a series of naked post-birth self-portraits online. Her Facebook page was immediately “liked” and shared by thousands of people who, like her, are sick and […]
I discovered SOSCuisine.com several years ago. The idea that someone could take care of planning my meals for the week delighted me! I tried out several meal plans over the years: cook for one, semi-vegetarian… Then, in February 2013, I found out that I was pregnant. I quickly switched over to the pregnancy meal plan. […]
From the weight loss to pregnancy and breastfeeding menus; I have done them all! My experience with SOS Cuisine menus started a few months before my wedding because my husband and I wanted to look good on our wedding day so we decided to try the weight loss menu.
MYTH: When you’re pregnant, eat up! You are eating for two THE TRUTH: Pregnant women are commonly told they are “eating for two.” In reality, you need just a little more food, during the second and third trimesters, to get enough nutrients and calories to support a growing baby. Two or three extra Food Guide […]
An ice cream parlour in London’s Covent Garden made the news last week for selling a breast milk concoction, called the “Baby Gaga”. Priced at a hefty 14 pounds per serving (about $22), this ice cream went out of stock within a few days.