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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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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Knocked-Up Fitness Book and DVDs: Your Guide to a Fit Pregnancy

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Erica Ziel and I go back. Way back. Well, not too far, but the pregnancy fitness guru and I have done a couple of pregnancy and fitness-related Google Hangouts together and the woman knows her fit pregnancy stuff. She makes fitness accessible. Plus, she's got three kiddos and eased some of my fears …
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Not All Pregnancy Symptoms Can Be Prevented by Eating Right and Exercising

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Maybe it's just because I'm tired and grumpy and still feeling terrible, but when I read this article recently about Stacy Keibler's wonderful pregnancy, it rubbed me the wrong way. In it she shares that she hasn't had one day where she's been sick or tired. She's had a ton of energy, and she's very …
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Tea for Two: Sipping on Tea During Pregnancy

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So in my first trimester, food aversions hit me hard. Actually, drink aversions hit me hard, too. In all three of my pregnancies, water was tough to choke down. My first pregnancy had me so turned off of red wine that it wasn't until a year postpartum that I could really think about drinking it …
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Pregnancy Oops? This Book Will Help You Rock It — and Make You Laugh

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I did not have unplanned pregnancies. I was counting down the days until we could start trying for our first. And my second was surprising, but not a surprise. So while I don't know what it's like to be taken by surprise by a positive pregnancy test, it's thoroughly amusing to read someone else's …
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Bed Rest During Pregnancy: 7 Tips to Survive

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Bed rest. The worst two words a Fit Bottomed Mama could hear. And yet, these were the words coming out of my doctor's mouth at just six weeks pregnant. But I was spotting. No, more than spotting—bleeding—and having lost a baby just four months earlier, my doctor wanted to be cautious. But I hated …
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All-Day Morning Sickness and More First Trimester Fun!

Previously Jessica shared her honest reaction to getting pregnant and then talked about the myth of that pregnancy glow. Now she's sharing her tales of morning sickness and total lack of energy! I can totally relate... —Erin It’s true that lots of sources will tell you straight out that morning …
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