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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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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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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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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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Help, My Prenatal Vitamins Are Making Me Sick

By JustMommies staff

You are 2 months pregnant and your morning sickness is raging at full force. You know you need to be taking your prenatal vitamins to keep your developing baby healthy and give your own body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy during this pregnancy. At the same time, simply the thought of having to
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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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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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Managing Food Cravings During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

You’re in your first trimester of pregnancy and suddenly you’re nearly bowled over by a powerful craving for a certain food. Sure, you’ve heard about the old stereotype of pickles and ice cream at midnight. But there’s no way you could have been prepared for how overwhelming the feeling could
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Mocktail Recipes

By Esther Blum

Excerpted with permission from Thalia !Radiante!: The Ultimate Guide to a Fit and Fabulous Pregnancy Mocktails Recipes By nutritionist Esther Blum, MS, RD, CDN, CNS These guilt-free cocktails are especially fabulous to serve when you’re hosting other pregnant friends or if you’re feeling celebratory
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Nutrition During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

A pregnant mom eating fruit. Make sure you're consuming adequate amounts of these four nutrients during pregnancy for a healthy baby.
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