As soon as an expectant mom realizes she’s pregnant, her mind is flooded with questions – how do I ensure I have a healthy pregnancy? What should I eat while pregnant? And once that child is born, there are more questions – what can I do to ensure my baby is healthy? What choices can I make to be healthy for my baby? This is the time when many of us decide to make a life change. We want to do everything we can to ensure we’re providing a foundation of health for our new child. But where do you start? Here! Metro Parent has teamed up with Better Health Store to get expert advice on some of your top questions for having a healthy pregnancy and raising a healthy baby. Check back here each month for more insights and tips to give your baby the healthy start in life that they deserve.
Pregnancy and Baby Health Guide
Top Healthy Pregnancy Advice
If the saying “you are what you eat” is true, it’s even more accurate when you are pregnant. After all, now that sage reminder applies to not just you, but also your growing baby. That’s why now is the time to make healthy choices to give your baby every advantage before they are even born. Better Health Store experts have some advice on just how to do that. Find out some of their top health pregnancy advice, and return back here to learn more.
Does organic matter for pregnant women?
Eating organic is always a smart choice, but there are some additional reasons it’s crucial to eat organic foods during your pregnancy. Find out why pregnant women need to eat organic – and what foods are most important.
What you need to know about prenatal vitamins
Not all prenatal vitamins are alike! Learn more about what supplements offer and how to choose what’s best for you, from an expert spokesperson for Better Health.
Pregnancy and grass-fed meats and dairy
What’s the difference between grass-fed meats and dairy and regular meats and dairy – or even organic? A lot! Find out why pregnant women should eat grass-fed meat and dairy as much as possible.
Pregnancy cravings getting the best of you?
Sweet, salty, crunchy…so many of us experience intense cravings for certain foods. That’s why it’s great to know that you can enjoy sensibly. Find what you’re looking for in the aisles of your local Better Health Store.
Beat stress, naturally
A stressed-out mom can mean more stress for baby. But it doesn’t have to be this way. An expert health spokesperson for Better Health shares natural remedies and health recommendations to manage stress during pregnancy.
How to Raise a Healthy Baby
You’ve done everything you can to bring your healthy baby into this world. So how do you keep them flourishing? Providing healthy food and home for you and your family is key. Better Health Store experts have some tips on just how to do that. Find out some of their advice on how to raise a healthy baby, and return back here to learn more.
Foods for your baby — where to start
Set your baby up for a lifetime of nutritious eating habits by learning all you can about what will provide the very best. No bad stuff here! Think whole, organic and optimal for a baby’s developing brain.
Tips to boost baby brain development
Did you know that what your baby eats in his first few years has a big impact on his brain development? Find out what the experts at Better Health recommend to ramp up your baby’s intelligence with some key changes to their diet.
Can cleaning products hurt your baby?
All the chemicals in household cleaning products can have a negative impact on your family’s health. Luckily, there are a lot of alternative, natural household products to switch to. Get advice on which cleaning products are safe for baby – and which ones aren’t!
How to boost your baby’s brain development
An expert speaks about how minerals and fat can contribute to your baby’s healthy growth in utero and after birth, too. Here’s what you need to know to make the healthiest choices possible.
Your baby’s first foods are important!
Nothing is more important for lifelong health than a healthy diet. But where do you start? Learn what to look for — and stay away from — when selecting your baby’s first foods.