Prenatal Nutritionists Bennington VT

Local resource for prenatal nutritionists in Bennington, VT. 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.

Glen Carlisle Mackenzie, MD
160 Benmont Ave
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1991

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Sarah Perkins Dahl
(802) 447-7591
345 Elm St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Matheson Mc Lellan, MD
(802) 442-8182
140 Hospital Dr Ste 305
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1968

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Susan Jane Yates, MD
(413) 664-4343
197 Adams Rd
Williamstown, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1977

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Joan E Lister
(413) 743-1263
2 Park St
Adams, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Matheson McLellan
(802) 442-8182
140 Hospital Dr
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Denise Frances Poulin, MD
(518) 489-7439
194 North St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1984

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Joan E Lister, MD
(413) 664-4343
197 Adams Rd
Williamstown, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1977

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Ellen M Biggers, MD
(518) 677-2626
22 N Park St
Cambridge, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1987

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Bonnie H Herr
(413) 743-1263
2 Park St
Adams, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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