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Power foods are foods that give you that extra nutritional boost that are a rich source of nutrients your body needs.  The most healthy diet you can have is one with which you optimize your food intake while staying within the recommended caloric intake.  Here are five power foods you needs to keep you super healthy when pregnant. 1. Hummus Made from garbanzo beans,...

It’s summertime, the perfect time to get the kids out of the house, off of those electronics, and into the fresh air.  They may make it difficult at first, since being outside for kids these days is such a foreign idea, but you can do it. Once they start having fun, they will forget all about their smart phones, video games, and tablets. Go fly a kite! When...

I’m sure you’ve already read this post on the important things you must do during pregnancy to prepare for baby, here’s five more things you definitely need to do maintain good health while pregnant. 1. Get prenatal care early from your OB/GYN or find one at your area hospital or clinic. Click here to find one near you. 2. Sign up for WIC. WIC...

Morning sickness often occurs from the 6th week to the 12th week of pregnancy and can be the worst part of the process for most women.  The nausea and incessant vomiting are usually triggered by the increased amounts of estrogen you are producing while pregnant and your heightened sense of smell, according to fitpregnancy.com.  Here are a few ways you can use...

When you are pregnant, there are so many things you have to check off your list- get maternity clothes, buy a stroller, stock up on diapers, tell your family the good news…the list goes on and on. But before you think about any of those things, be sure to check these five things off of your list first: 1. Go see you doctor or clinic First, confirm the pregnancy...

Everyday bloat is a struggle for me. I feel like almost everything I eat causes it. But if you’re a normal person who only experiences it every once in a while, here are a few foods that may surprise you that causes bloat. So  take a Beano or digestive enzyme before you eat them. Fruit Most fruits like watermelon, pears, peaches and mangoes contain fruit sugar...

Besides morning sickness, the second most problem I hear about from pregnant women is indigestion. I remember having it myself during both pregnancies.  Most say it occurs because you’re having a baby with lots of hair. I’m not sure how true that is, but the real reason we experience indigestion while pregnant is due to the hormone progesterone. Progesterone...

During the final trimester of my last pregnancy, I was exhausted all the time.  No matter how much sleep I got, which wasn’t much, I always woke up tired.  It got so bad that my doctor put me on bedrest to prevent me from falling asleep at the wheel when driving to work (I worked 45 minutes from home at the time). But what my doctor didn’t tell me was...