I’m pregnant and my doctor prescribed iron supplements for me. What foods are high in iron so I don’t become anemic?

I'm pregnant and my doctor prescribed iron supplements for me. They constipate me so I quit taking the pills. What foods are high in iron so I can make sure I don't become anemic? First, discuss your problem with your doctor. He/she is the most appropriate person to suggest other supplements. The increased iron requirements of...

My wife has poor egg quality and her fertility doctors say they know of nothing to improve her eggs.

My wife & I have been told that her "egg quality" isn't good. We were told this recently after a "high tech" procedure was done to retrieve her eggs and fertilize them with my sperm. The fertilization didn't take and we had an "out of the womb miscarriage "according to our fertility doctors. They...

What should a non-birth mother do if she wants to nurse her infant child?

Could you please answer what a non-birth mother should do (nutritionally) if she wants to nurse her infant child? First, I would suggest talking to a lactation consultant for how-to breastfeed an adopted baby. Contact your state public health department, WIC or a certified lactation consultant to locate qualified professionals. You will need to prepare...

I have morning sickness and am two months pregnant. What do I eat to get rid of this nausea?

I have morning sickness and am only about two months pregnant. This is my first pregnancy and I don't know what to eat to get rid of this nausea. What should I eat? Morning sickness does cause nausea and vomiting. It does not always occur in the morning however and may last the entire pregnancy....

Could my diet or my extra weight be interfering with my chances at conceiving?

I had a baby 20 months ago and haven't been able to lose the 20 - 25 extra pounds since then. I want to have more children. My husband and I have been trying to no avail to have another child. Could my diet or my extra weight be interfering with my chances at...

I’ve heard about milk banks. Do you have some information?

I've heard about the milk bank. Do you have some information? There is a shortage of donated breast milk nationwide and the human milk banks need your donations. Premature or sick babies and children, whose mothers are not able to produce their own milk, many times due to illness, medication, adoption or foster care need your...

I gained 30 pounds during pregnancy and lost none of it even breastfeeding for 8 months.

My first baby was born last September 24. I gained about 30 pounds during pregnancy and have lost none of it even though he was breastfed for 8 months. My suspicion is that lack of exercise is my particular problem. My question, though, is related to the advice I have received not to worry...

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