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How To Avoid Overeating When Pregnant
I gained 42 lbs in pregnancy and baby looks on track to be 8.5-9lbs. Dr keeps saying it's a chubby baby with big belly. My fault for overeating??
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
MEDITATION : Social overeating may be a manifestation of an underlying anxiety disorder. I suggest buying the anxiety and phobia workbook , which goes over all options Meds /relaxation techniques/homeopathic options. I have seen great benefit with meditation EFT(Emotional Freedom Technique ). EFT CLINIC IS A GREAT APP. EMDR which also has a great app Hemi-balance ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Over eating post gym: First eating right after the gym work out is probably not good. Like a gym work out pace yourself. Eat and drink a small snack. Go home cook a meal, or amke sure a cooked meal is waiting for you at home. Consult a dietician about regular meals through the day so you are not so hungry before you start. ...Read more
Heavy weightlifting: In general, exercise in pregnancy is not only safe, but offers health benefits. We suggest avoiding oxygen-depriving exercises like heavy weightlifting or marathon running. Two great rules of thumb while working out: keep your pulse rate under 140 or maintain the ability to converse with your exercise partner! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fear: Many men are afraid they will bump or hurt the baby. They may also believe the baby can "see" the penis. Reassure your partner that the baby is safe and protected in the uterus and will not be injured in any way. Sex is dangerous for certain complications of pregnancy, but your doctor will inform you if pelvic rest (no sex) is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more
Teas: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary, hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, anise or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Some feel chamomile is alright & others recommend against it. ...Read more
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