Tag: Eating Well

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It is hard to believe that women do have a hard time eating healthy when they are expecting a visit from the stork. The sad truth is some women find it very hard. There is a trick though to remembering how to eat throughout your pregnancy and it is as easy as ABC. The assortment…

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Prenatal vitamins are one of the most important vitamins that you take throughout your pregnancy. Ideally, you should start taking prenatal vitamins when you are trying to conceive a baby. By taking prenatal while you are trying to conceive, you are preparing your body for the challenging task that lies ahead. Some experts believe that…

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You are beside yourself with joy as you see that your pregnancy test is positive. You find yourself already caressing your stomach in hopes that your little one can feel you. The next nine months are going to be an exciting time for you and your baby. You are going to have a human life…

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A majority of plus-sized women who are pregnant will experience a healthy pregnancy, but they are at risk of having a more bumpy ride than someone who is not overweight. Women who are overweight, or have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more are at a greater risk of certain pregnancy complications like…

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Planning ahead when it comes to food could mean the difference between making wise choices and making irrational choices. It helps us learn how to undo our bad habits and being pregnant is a great time to try and change any bad habits you may have. The best way to break bad habits and to…

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Ask any parent who has a child who is allergic to peanuts how difficult their life has become. Food shopping can take hours because every food label must be read it and studied to make sure it contains no traces of peanuts. Arrangements for peanut-free foods must be made with the child’s school ahead of…

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You found out you are pregnant. Never has it been more crucial to eat well. Not eating well during your pregnancy can increase your risk of complications. Eating well has never been easier during pregnancy than it is now. First, remember that once you hit the second trimester, you should be eating about 300 more…

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Do you find yourself suddenly feeling queasy at the thought of the leftover pasta that you could not get enough of the other night? Food aversions are a normal part of pregnancy and the flip side of food cravings. Nearly eighty-five per cent of all pregnant women suffer from food aversions. Food aversion is when…

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It is Murphy’s law that just when you are able to get food into your body without having it come back up, you suddenly find you can not get the food out of your body. Nearly half of all the women who are pregnant suffer from constipation during pregnancy. As with all symptoms of pregnancy,…

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There are a number of aches and pains that come with pregnancy. While back in the day many doctors just brushed them aside and said that is part of pregnancy, nowadays more and more doctors are recommending a well-balanced diet to help. Here are just a few pregnancy aliments that a good diet can help.…

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Most doctors will tell you that you should gain anywhere between 25-30 pounds throughout your pregnancy. You should aim to gain about 3.5 pounds during your first trimester, although more often than not most women find that they lose weight during their first trimester. The culprit to this is morning sickness. Some women suffer from…

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You are twenty-eight weeks pregnant! Congratulations, you have made it to your third trimester with a picture-perfect pregnancy. You go in to see your ob-gyn for your appointment and the bomb drops. You have gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is one of the most common pregnancy complications that women face. It is when pregnant women have…

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Just as gaining too much weight can be harmful to you and your baby, not gaining enough weight can be harmful also. There are some women out there who are so terrified of gaining weight that they eat next to nothing during their pregnancy. Please do not do this, you could be depriving your baby…

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Any ob-gyn will tell you that the recommended weight gain for pregnancy is 25-30 pounds. Some women will gain more, some will gain less. But how can you tell if you are gaining too fast during your pregnancy? Too much weight gain can increase your chances of a c section and put you at risk…

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Almost every woman knows the basics of what they should and should not do during pregnancy. They know that caffeine should be cut back; they should not smoke, drink alcohol or spend time in any hot tubs. However, more and more studies are being done to see if pregnant women should avoid certain foods for…

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Do pickles and ice cream sound good to you? How about red peppers and peanut butter? If these do, you are probably a pregnant woman who has just gone looking for that ice cream carton you know you have buried in your freezer. More than three-quarters of all pregnant women experience cravings at some point.…