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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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The 7 Sins of Prenatal Vitamins

By JustMommies staff

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
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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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The Dangers of “Pregorexia”

By JustMommies staff

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,
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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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Vegetarian Diet During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

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
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Weight Gain in Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

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
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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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