Cautions Before Exercising as a Pregnant

When exercising, you must make some concessions to your pregnancy. Because your circulatory and other systems have more work to do when you are pregnant, you may find that you are not able to...

Caffeine Levels In Common Sources

Caffeine is found in many common food and nonfood items. It is also present in products that you may not associate with being high in caffeine. Table 3.2 presents a listing of the more...

Nonfood Items and Drugs During Pregnancy

Americans are a drug-oriented society. As adults, we routinely consume—and encourage our children to consume—many medicines without considering that even most over-the-counter substances are drugs. Virtually all drugs and medications taken during pregnancy cross...

Nutritional Hints for the Pregnant Woman

The handling and processing of food can affect its nutritional value. A knowledge of the various food preparation methods can help you derive the maximum nutrients from the meals and snacks you prepare each...

Nutritional Changes During Pregnancy

As your pregnancy progresses, the nutritional demands that are made on your body increase. A look at these increasing needs by trimester can provide further insight. First Trimester During the early weeks of pregnancy,...

The No-Risk Pregnancy Diet

When you are pregnant, you need more of good-quality foods than when you are not pregnant. To meet your own needs and those of your developing baby, you must have, every day, at least:...

Nutrition Basics for a Healthy Pregnancy

Good nutrition is an important component of a healthy lifestyle and a healthy baby. When embarking on pregnancy, a woman with a well-nourished body that is stocked with necessary nutrients is also getting her...

Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy

When a woman is pregnant, she is growing not only a baby, but also a placenta. This placenta, like the baby, needs to be adequately nourished to ensure proper implantation and development for efficient...

Travel During Pregnancy

If you are like most women, travelling during pregnancy is no problem, as long as you follow a few guidelines. These guidelines are: Check with your caregiver to make sure there are no special...