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Is Halloween chocolate actually good for you?

With Halloween coming soon, your house is likely to be filled with lots of sugary treats, including chocolate. And here’s some good news: A study found that eating chocolate improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia. Previous studies … Continue reading

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Have a happy Valentine’s Day—but go easy on the chocolate

Valentine’s Day may be a great excuse to indulge your sweet tooth, but if you’re pregnant or nursing, don’t go overboard. Along with the empty sugar and calories, chocolate contains caffeine. Caffeine can increase your blood pressure and heart rate, … Continue reading

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Enjoy Valentine’s Day treats—in moderation

If your Valentine’s Day celebration includes a lot of chocolate—and, really, who doesn’t?—go ahead. Have a bon-bon or two. Just don’t overdo it if you are pregnant. Besides the calories and sugar, chocolate also contains caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant, … Continue reading

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Sweet–and healthy!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and if someone special gives you chocolate, don’t be afraid to indulge. Several scientific studies suggest that eating chocolate during your pregnancy may actually be good for both you and your developing baby. A study … Continue reading

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Drop the java

You have to make some adjustments to your lifestyle when you’re pregnant, and one of those adjustments may include your cup of joe. Studies show that more than 150 milligrams of caffeine a day (about 1½ cups of coffee) puts … Continue reading

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