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8 Reasons to Love Your Pregnant Body

By JustMommies staff

“Beautiful, glowing,” they say. “Whatever,” you say. All you notice are the extra twenty pounds that are hanging out not only on your belly, but everywhere else as well. And, you still have weeks to go. In love with your body, you’re not. Pregnancy love, sure, but the day your baby arrives
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The Best Exercises for Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

So you're pregnant and you want to stay in shape or get in shape. What can you do? It may seem like everything is off limits when you are pregnant but there are so many different ways you can get in shape or stay in shape during pregnancy. Here are a few pregnancy workout guidelines you should know before
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Is it Safe to Lose Weight When Pregnant?

By JustMommies staff

Check with your doctor. The first and most important thing to remember when considering what is safe and reasonable regarding your body, weight, and pregnancy, is to ask your doctor. If you are considering weight loss while you are pregnant, many variables will determine what and how much exercise or
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Gaining Too Much Weight During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Many women worry about weight gain during pregnancy-how much will I gain? How much is too much? How will I lose it? What is the right amount of weight to gain to give the baby everything he or she needs? Though every woman should discuss her particular case with her doctor, there are general guidelines.
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Tips for Eating Healthy during Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” But did you know that what you eat while expecting a baby affects your baby’s health for life? Recent research found that eating healthy during pregnancy shapes not only your own well-being, but also helps lowers the risk that your baby
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Why Folic Acid Is Important during Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Folic acid is one of the B vitamins. It plays an essential role in the development of a baby's brain and spinal cord during your pregnancy. If you're planning to have a baby, doctors recommend that you begin taking folic acid when you're trying to get pregnant. It can prepare your body for a healthy
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Running During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

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. However,
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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

By Maria T. Pepin

It’s important to eat well-balanced meals and take prenatal vitamins during your pregnancy so that your developing baby can get all the essential nutrients it needs to grow strong. You should consume about 300 additional calories a day during this time. Many women wonder which foods are safe and which
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Healthy Snacks for Moms and Moms to Be

New moms and moms to be need to pay extra attention to their nutrition. The demands of pregnancy or breastfeeding
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Exercise and Pregnancy

By Tracey Mallett

I know how exciting it is to finally hear the news that you’re going to have a baby. I’m sure there are many questions going through your head about keeping you and your baby healthy throughout your pregnancy. I’ve gathered a few of the most-asked questions to guide you safely and healthfully on
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