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. 

pregnant-food-safety-featured.jpgIn general, since …

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 …