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Pregnant Women who Eat Food with Choline may have Lifelong Benefits for Your Baby’s Brain

When it comes to choosing healthy food for their children, moms would naturally choose those with brain-boosting properties. Food like fish, eggs, nuts, and beans all contain the nutrient choline, which, like B-vitamins, is essential for healthy brain development. Not only does it help form brain and nervous tissues, but it also helps ensure that the body’s liver, muscle movement, and metabolism, among others, are all at their optimum function. Now, a new study from Cornell University suggests that pregnant women may want to take a second look at their choline intake. Its findings show that consuming sufficient amount of choline during pregnancy…

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Shattering Six Common Pregnancy and Childbirth Fears

Katie – Wellness Mama July 19, 2017 https://wellnessmama.com Psssst. I want to let you in on a little secret. If you’re feeling a little, well, freaked out about all the weird or scary things that might happen during birth, you’re not alone. I remember spending tons of time researching and reading and attempting to empower myself before going into labor with my son, and still having a major case of the jitters. There were just so many unknowns; I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be ready. Of course, it didn’t really matter if I was ready, because that baby was…

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Birthing Beliefs in the Philippines

By Amy Wilde, Demand Media Many Filipino women put great care into their appearance while pregnant, believing that this will make their baby more beautiful. Traditional culture in the Philippines puts a very high value on the family — and motherhood in particular. The birth of a baby is not just a private affair for one couple or family; it is a culturally significant event to be celebrated by the whole community. In the Philippines, pregnancy, birth and the time period after is surrounded by a wide variety of beliefs, traditional practices and rituals that involve both mother and infant….

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1 in 4 Filipino pregnant mothers is nutritionally at risk – FNRI survey reveals

 April 11, 2016 Philippine Information Agency MANILA, Apr. 11 (PIA) – A healthy pregnancy results to a healthy baby. Good nutrition during pregnancy and the window of opportunity for preventing child undernutrition from conception to two years are the focus of much attention and awareness recently. The 2013 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) showed that about 1 in 4 pregnant mothers or 24.8% are nutritionally-at-risk. Of these, 37.2% teen mothers below 20 years old are at highest risk. The survey also revealed that pregnant mothers are…

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