Category: Prenatal Nutrition
Iron is a mineral that is important during pregnancy. It is necessary for oxygen transportation, physical growth, neurological development, and gene regulation (1, 2). During pregnancy, iron needs increase by 50% (1). This increased need puts pregnant women at risk of consuming inadequate iron, which could lead to iron deficiency and/or anemia. Iron deficiency and/or […]
Pregnancy nutrition so often focuses on which foods to avoid. While it is important to understand which foods should be avoided during pregnancy, it’s also important to understand which foods contain important nutrients for pregnancy. As a prenatal dietitian, I will be sharing some of my favorite pregnancy superfoods.
During my first class ever in my masters program at Columbia University, I discovered my passion for prenatal nutrition. I came to the program interested in nutrition, but had never even considered the importance of nutrition during pregnancy. I quickly learned the critical role that nutrition played throughout a pregnancy. Now, as a registered dietitian, […]