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What Can I Do To Eat A Healthy Diet During Pregnancy
Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more
How to explain you eat healthy during pregnancy without offending people? People get mad if I say no to food that I don't think will help my baby.
If I eat healthy and exercise and naturally (without dieting) gain less than the recommended 25-35lbs during pregnancy, is that really bad for baby?
First trimester?: Maternal nutrition is very important throughout peri conception, pregnancy and lactation. Arguably the ingestion of Folic Acid preconceptionally is the most important aspect, however healthy diet throughout pregnancy can prevent maternal-fetal or even remote complications decades later to the offspring. ...Read more
Having trouble loosing. I do exercise daily at the gym & i eat healthy but can't seem to loose the 85 pounds of baby weight i gained during pregnancy.
Negative pregnancy test but all my symptoms are those of early pregnancy. I exercise and eat healthy how is this possible?
Other possibilities: While i don't know what "all the symptoms" are from your point of view, the symptoms we normally associate with early pregnancy are merely suggestive and not definitive. They are all nonspecific and could have other explanations. While you ought to repeat the pregnancy test in a few days to be certain, you should consider getting a check up. ...Read more
Good evening, I've gained 5kg in 2 months, my breasts got swolen and painful, I exercise and eat healthy, no pregnancy, contraceptives etc. I'm 35/F?
See your MD: You need to see your MD to evaluate what's going on. ...Read more
Can you have too much folic acid? My dr put me on 5mg as I have a high risk pregnancy, but i also take pregnacare that has 400mcg & i eat healthy?Thx
Very safe: Folic acid is very safe with no known toxicity. There is only one reason some authorities advise limiting Folic Acid to 1 mg/day which had nothing to do with Folic Acid being hazardous but due to the fact that high doses can cover up evidence of B12 deficiency. If you are not deficient in B12 then high doses are quite safe- see http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/fa/. ...Read more
I am a teen mother who is currently breastfeeding my five month old son. I cannot lose my pregnancy weight what can I do? I eat healthy and exercise.
Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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