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Pregnancy Cravings…on the Wild Side

While not a common side effect of pregnancy, cravings for non-food items are neither unheard of nor surprising. The desire to eat ice, chalk, dirt, ashes, starch, soap – even matches – is called pica.  If this happens to you, don’t panic. We see patients many times who are too embarrassed or afraid to admit they […]

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Healthy Weight Gain in Pregnancy

A patient once asked me if she could eat a piece of chocolate every day while she was pregnant. At about 75 calories each for a Lindt chocolate truffle, well, technically she could. The key to a healthy pregnancy is exercise and nutritious eating… there’s no surprise there. But there is also a third factor to consider […]

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