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Pregnancy Cook Book Recalled Down Under

Is there a difference between banning a book and recalling a book for its content? In Australia and New Zealand, a cookbook is being recalled because government health experts think its intended audience–pregnant women—could do themselves or their babies harm if they used it as a meal-making guide. And the publisher, ACP Magazines Ltd., is… Continue Reading

Food Safety For Pregnant Women

Foodborne illness is a serious health risk for pregnant women and their unborn babies.  During pregnancy, a woman’s immune system is weakened and it is harder for her body to fight off harmful foodborne microorganisms.  In addition, the baby’s immune system is not developed enough to fight off the harmful microorganisms either.  In general, since… Continue Reading

Pregnant? Watch What You Eat

Expecting mothers are barraged with information about what to eat and what to avoid during pregnancy.   Making sure you consume the appropriate nutrients for yourself and the baby growing inside you is important, but it’s not just about nutrients.  When you’re pregnant your immune system functions differently than when you’re not.  Expecting women need… Continue Reading