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Low-impact cardio during pregnancy

Low-Impact Cardio Helps Expectant Moms

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

New findings show that doing low-impact cardio at least three times per week in the second trimester of pregnancy can help sleep.

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Caffeine and pregnancy outcomes

Caffeine and Pregnancy Outcomes

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / April 5, 2021

Research analysis finds associations between caffeine and pregnancy outcomes like miscarriage, stillbirth, low birth weight and preterm birth.

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Carbs effect on fecundability

Carbs and Fecundability

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / March 8, 2021

Women in North America and Denmark who wanted to become pregnant and consumed higher amounts of lower-quality carbohydrates experienced lower fecundability.

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Pregnant Women and Vigorous Exercise

Vigorous Exercise Is Safe for Most Expectant Mothers

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / December 18, 2019

Good news for pregnant exercise enthusiasts: Vigorous exercise, even in the third trimester, is safe for healthy pregnant women, according to a study reported in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2019; 19 [1], 281).

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