Pregnancy Nutrition By Trimester

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Good eats are one of the most important parts of a healthy pregnancy, which is why Anita Mirchandani, M.S, R.D, CDN, is here today to talk pregnancy nutrition --- specifically, how to eat in each trimester! Anita is a Registered Dietitian and maintains current fitness certifications in indoor …
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At Last! At Long Last! I’m Gonna Be a Fit Bottomed Mama!

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Do you guys know how long I've been waiting to write this post, guys? MORE THAN THREE YEARS! And, at last, at long last, my infertility journey is closed, over, done-zo. Because finally --- finally! --- after years of hoping, wishing, praying, giving up, trying harder, and everything darn …
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4 Meditation Tips for the Expectant Mom

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When I was pregnant, I took a Calm Birth class that was offered through my hospital. I wanted an unmedicated delivery, so I vowed to use all of my resources to do what I could to make that happen. While I wouldn't describe my rushed delivery as at all meditative, the class did make me a believer in …
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Don’t Let the Scale Get You Down!

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Morning sickness may be a crapshoot during pregnancy --- some have it, some don't --- but one sure thing is weight gain. And while some women never have a problem seeing that number grow ever larger over the course of pregnancy, others might get a little anxiety about the 25- to 35-pound jump in …
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Pregnancy, Pee and Preterm Labor Paranoia

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So it's no secret that ever since my first preterm delivery at 35 weeks that I've been a little paranoid about history repeating itself. Thinking it was a total fluke with my first, I was so unprepared when, at 34 weeks, 6 days, I went into labor with my second child. This time, I'm determined to be …
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11 Tips for First Trimester Workouts

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You may be lucky in pregnancy and miss out on dreaded morning sickness. But practically universally, one early pregnancy symptom that is unavoidable is the exhaustion. The fatigue and sleepiness that sets in during the first trimester is like nothing I've ever experienced before. Struggling to make …
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Going Au Natural With Beauty Products

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When I get pregnant, I always become hyper aware of the chemicals surrounding me on a daily basis. I don't go overboard in avoiding them or anything --- it's pretty much impossible to avoid all soaps and detergents and shampoos and cleaning products --- but there are certain chores I don't do …
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Pregnancy Update: Hello, Third Trimester!

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I hit 28 weeks of pregnancy last week, so by all accounts, I'm officially in my third trimester. I'm not exactly sure where the time went, and I simultaneously want to speed up and get to the end of this pregnancy and hit pause because it's going way too fast. Physically, it's getting tougher and …
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