Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Low Carb Diet During Pregnancy & Birth Defects

[unable to retrieve full-text content] According to a research consuming a low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of certain birth defects by 30 percent like spina bifida (spine and spinal cord malformations) and anencephaly (missing parts of the brain and skull). These birth defects can cause death or lifelong disability. This brings to… Read More »

Dental Fillings Linked to Pregnancy Risk

Mercury is a toxic heavy metal, one that can cause harmful effects to your nervous, digestive, respiratory and immune systems. It’s known to damage both the kidneys and the lungs in humans, and the World Health Organization (WHO) notes that health effects from mercury exposure include tremors, impaired vision and hearing, emotional instability, paralysis, insomnia… Read More »

Carrie Underwood Accidentally Dropped $600 on Makeup Thanks to Pregnancy Insomnia

Getty ImagesKevin Mazur Even if you haven’t given birth to a baby before, you’ve likely heard about the sleep deprivation that comes along with being pregnant. Whether it’s life’s way of preparing you for minimal sleep you’ll be getting once the baby comes or something else, a full eight hours, especially in the third trimester,… Read More »