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Be One Hot Mama With the Right Pregnancy Workout

By Travis Petelle, President - Workout Pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy is very important when it comes to having an easier pregnancy.  Keeping your health at top notch as well as making delivery easier are only two of the benefits of doing pregnancy workouts.
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Mocktail Recipes

By Esther Blum, MS, RD, CDN, CNS

Excerpted with permission from Thalia !Radiante!: The Ultimate Guide to a Fit and Fabulous Pregnancy
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More Reasons to Take Folic Acid During Pregnancy

By JustMommies

Most women know that folic acid is important for the prevention of neural tube defects like Spina Bifida, but the Associated Press reports that folic acid offers more protection than researchers originally though.
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Weight Gain and Pregnancy

The Institute of Medicine has released their newest stats, so if you are of a”normal” weight, you should be gaining between 25-35 pounds during pregnancy.
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Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Proper nutrition is one of the best ways to give your baby a healthy start. If you've always been a healthy eater this may come easy to you. For others, this may be more challenging. How much weight you should gain varies depending what your weight is at the start of pregnancy. If you are starting out your pregnancy at your ideal body weight, then you should aim for a weight gain between 25 and 35 pounds
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Vegetarian Diet During Pregnancy

If you are a vegetarian you may be wondering if it is okay to keep eating a vegetarian diet during your pregnancy. You may have been told by well-meaning friends that you have to eat some types of meat when you are pregnant. This is simply not true. It is perfectly safe to eat a vegetarian or even a vegan diet when you are pregnant. There are many health benefits that are associated with eating a vegetarian diet and these benefits don’t go away just because you are pregnant.
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The Dangers of “Pregorexia”

You probably see it every time you pick up a magazine at the supermarket – some pregnant celebrity who manages to stay super-thin for nine months except for a small bump, and who bounces right back to a size 0 seemingly days after the birth. Although that kind of weight gain is natural for some women, for other women it can be downright dangerous.
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The 7 Sins of Prenatal Vitamins

by Jennifer Polimino, C.P.T. I've been getting hundreds of emails from concerned pregnant women about the quality of their prenatal vitamins. There has been some mention of this topic in the news lately. After all, the vitamin industry is full of companies that manufacture prenatal vitamins without much regard for you or your baby’s health. With that in mind, it's very IMPORTANT that you read the following information carefully:
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Running During Pregnancy

Most moms who enjoyed exercising before they got pregnant will continue to want to do so throughout their pregnancy. Exercising while pregnant can be a great way to keep your weight gain under control and stay in good physical shape for the demands of delivery and your post-partum recovery.
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Pregnancy Exercise - 5 Things You Must Know

By Michelle Moss While reading through some questions that my subscribers sent in, I noticed that a lot of women have some basic questions about Pregnancy Exercise, for example, can I continue my exercise routine now that I’m pregnant? To help you out, I've put together a little "cheat sheet" on some of the
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