How to Find Fashionable Maternity Clothes

How to Find Fashionable Maternity Clothes

Maternity clothes today have dramatically evolved. Eons ago, pregnant women tried desperately to hide their preggo bellies under unflattering layers of maternity dresses. Fortunately, the modern women have more choices that not only make them fashionable but also proud and confident with their figures.A lot of expectant mothers look up to celebrities when it comes to fashion. They want to be as stylish as Gwen Stefani, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, and Hale Berry. But the ultimate fashion icon …

Losing Pregnancy Weight

Losing Pregnancy Weight

You may have read the news and seen the photos of Hollywood celebrities who get pregnant then lose the pregnancy weight just weeks after giving birth.  You wonder whether you could do the same.The answer:  not as fast as you might think.  The reason why celebrity moms lose their baby weight at a quick pace is because they have trainers, stylists, personal chefs, and live-in nannies who help them deal with their new lifestyle.  However, just because you do not have the money to have all that serv…

Gaining Pregnancy Weight In a Healthy Way

Gaining Pregnancy Weight In a Healthy Way

It is an inevitable situation, when your body starts to increase its weight once you become pregnant.  Do not feel bad and think of it as a bad thing, as gaining weight during pregnancy is a normal mechanism and that your baby’s growth and development depend on it.  However, there is such a thing as gaining too much of a baby weight, which makes it difficult to shed off post-pregnancy.How much weight you should gain?There is no single guideline when it comes to how much weight a woman should gai…

Vegetarian Diet In Pregnancy

Vegetarian Diet In Pregnancy

A woman’s diet is very important to have a healthy pregnancy. The right diet will ensure that the fetus develops and grows normally. In the same instance, the woman undergoes some changes that would require her to add more essential nutrients into her daily diet. This puts some pregnant women to become concerned whether a vegetarian diet may be able to provide this nutritional requirements that the mother-to-be and the baby needs. To put some concerns to rest, it is possible for women to maintai…

Surviving a Party When Pregnant

Surviving a Party When Pregnant

Pregnancy brings with it a lot of issues that women have to consider. The changes that are happening during pregnancy and the care and concern afforded to the life developing inside the womb may require certain changes in lifestyle. This includes the daily diet aspect of it. Diet WatchWatching the diet may become quite a challenge especially when there are many holiday parties to attend to. Pregnant women have to take good care of their pregnancy at all times and this includes while going out to…

Essential Nutrients During Pregnancy

Essential Nutrients During Pregnancy

Making sure that you only eat the right foods is perhaps the most important thing that you can do for your unborn baby. The basics of good nutrition are also the basics of nutrition during pregnancy. To give your child the health he or she needs, it is very crucial that you eat varieties of foods and that you eat the right combinations. Basically, the key to nutrition during pregnancy is a balanced diet. There is certainly no hocus pocus for pregnancy nutrition. As a matter of fact, basic concep…

Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy

Some people do not want their wives or rather themselves to engage in any physical activity during pregnancy. This practice however is being discouraged to people who are not in a dangerous state of carrying a baby. Exercise is in fact good for both the mother and child as it keeps both of them healthy. The following are some exercise guidelines with regard to pregnancy sports and exercise.Activities with riskLoosing a baby is the last thing a mother would want to wish or maybe not even. To make…

What to Do to Ease Morning Sickness

What to Do to Ease Morning Sickness

Morning sickness and nausea are common in pregnant women. Most nausea occurs during the early part of pregnancy. In most cases this discomfort improves when you enter the second trimester. For some women, morning sickness and nausea might last longer, even for the entire nine months.The changes in your body can cause nausea and vomiting when:you smell certain things, you eat some foods, you are tired, you are stressed, no apparent reason You may be able to reduce nausea by changing when and what…

Diet for Pregnant Women with Diabetes

Diet for Pregnant Women with Diabetes

If you are pregnant and you have diabetes, your diet has to be modified. To know the total calories you need, consider your pre-pregnancy weight, age, activity level, and whether you are carrying more than one fetus (twins or more). For the first trimester (1-12 weeks), your calorie needs is the same as they were before pregnancy.During the second and third trimesters (week 13-40), your calorie need is increased by 300 more than your pre-pregnancy intake.To be on the safe side, you should aim fo…

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Here are some foods that you should avoid when you are pregnant: Raw Meats and Seafood including sushi – because they are uncooked sushi and raw meats increase your chances of contracting listeria and salmonella poisoning. Deli meats including hot dogs – these deli meats might be contaminated with listeria bacteria, which may result in miscarriage or even a stillbirth. It’s safe to eat deli meats if you reheat them until they are steaming hot. Refrigerated smoked seafood – again there is the ris…