Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, once said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine by thy food.” Progressive parents understand that you don’t go to the pharmacy first but instead look to the FARMacy. While pharmaceuticals have their time and place, there are healthier, alternative options in which to turn.
As women consider getting pregnant or already are pregnant they hear lots of bits of advice about what to do, how to raise their babies, what they might need. One piece that tends to not be as popularly discussed is the importance of nutrition in pregnancy. Every bite of food that we eat becomes part of our baby. Not everyone will agree on the best diet for pregnancy, but most health care professionals will agree on the basics: every pregnant woman needs folic acid, calcium, vitamin B and D3, protein and iron.