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Gestational Diabetes 101

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On October 7, 2014
Gestational Diabetes occurs when pregnant women who have never had diabetes have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. According to a 2014 analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of gestational diabetes is as high as 9.2% in the U.S. Normally, gestational diabetes goes away after the pregnancy but there remains a 50-70% chance that a […]
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New Studies Link Overweight/Obesity During Pregnancy to Increase Infant Death and Increased Risk of Childhood Obesity

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On April 17, 2014
This week our highlights in health news focus on obesity.  Obesity has previously been linked to problems with conception and fertility in both women and men. However, new research shows that obese women are at an increased risk of losing their baby once they conceive. This includes higher rates of miscarriage, still birth and infant […]
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Join the Fearless Friday Movement!

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On March 4, 2014
If you love nuts and seeds raise your hand! If you love beans raise your hand! If you love lentils raise your hand! If you love whole grains like brown rice, millet and quinoa raise your hand! If you love fresh green leafy vegetables like Swiss chard, spinach and kale raise your hand! If you’ve […]
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How To Create Healthy Meals on a Shoe String Budget

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On August 7, 2013
Creating healthy, wholesome meals for a family on a tight-budget can seem difficult at first glance. At Pea Pod we have helped families eat healthy on budgets of any size, even as low as $15 a week! Here are our tips to eating healthy on a shoe-string budget. Have A Game PlanBefore you head to […]
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What does Organic really mean?

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On May 10, 2013
When it comes to organic food there is a lot of information swirling around the internet and in our communities. Some mothers will only feed their children organic foods, others just avoid the “dirty dozen” and choose not to buy the rest of their food organic. The majority of moms out there are still unclear […]
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