Prenatal Nutritionists Alexandria LA

Local resource for prenatal nutritionists in Alexandria, LA. Includes detailed information on local nutritionists that provide access to micronutrients, folic acid, protein, calcium, vitamins, pregnancy weight gain information, nutrition supplements, pregnancy diet information, and prenatal nutrition supplements, as well as advice and content on pregnancy fitness.

Amar's Wholesale And Nutrition LLC
(318) 442-4822
3001 3rd St
Alexandria, LA
 
David Lee Spence, MD
(318) 442-5800
2108 Texas Ave Ste 3064
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided By:
Perila Chaves Castor
(318) 448-6827
3330 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Data Provided By:
Amy E Babin
(318) 443-7222
3311 Prescott Rd
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
Martin Bryan Tanner, MD
(318) 487-1289
501 Medical Center Dr Ste 200
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1972

Data Provided By:
Dr.Allan Leblanc
(318) 561-6774
3807 Prescott Road
Alexandria, LA
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.8, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Eugenia V Jacobs, MD
(318) 473-0706
907 Brooks Blvd Apt A
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1997

Data Provided By:
Glenn R Aucoin
(318) 443-7222
3311 Prescott Rd
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
Dr.Eugenia Jacobs
(713) 442-9100
501 Medical Center Dr # 4A
Alexandria, LA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Amy E David Babin, MD
(337) 942-2323
3311 Prescott Rd Ste 410
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1998

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Conflicting Messages on What to Eat When Pregnant

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Conflicting reports about safe levels of mercury in fish have a majority of pregnant women eliminating the food from their diet altogether. In a recent study, Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia and research colleagues, warned this decreased consumption of fish among childbearing, pregnant and lactating women, and young children is likely to have detrimental consequences to public health.

Pregnant women often receive fragmented messages about what foods to avoid during their pregnancies. One of the most confusing health messages for women is the recommended guidelines for eating fish. In fact, conflicting reports about safe levels of mercury in fish have a majority of pregnant women eliminating the food from their diet altogether.

In a recent study, Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia and research colleagues, warned this decreased consumption of fish among childbearing, pregnant and lactating women, and young children is likely to have detrimental consequences to public health.

"It is conservatively estimated that 73 percent, or two million women, may not be consuming enough low-mercury fish during their pregnancy," notes Childs. "By decreasing the amount of fish they eat, rather than just minimizing their consumption of the large fish, pregnant women are missing the advantages of this low fat, high protein component of a healthy diet ."

"There is much evidence that the consumption of fish, in particular, the n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease ," she continues. "Fish is also beneficial to the cognitive development of the fetal and infant brain."

In 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration issued a joint advisory to pregnant and nursing women warning that excessive consumption of high mercury fish can have dangerous neurological consequences to infants and young children. Methylmercury, the toxic metal found in all fish, is present at the highest levels among swordfish, shark, bluefin mackerel, tilefish and tuna.

"It's really about which fish, how much is eaten, and who is consuming the fish that's important. The ideal message will encourage the replacement of high mercury fish with low mercury fish," says Child...

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