Should You Exercise During Pregnancy?

Should You Exercise During Pregnancy

Yes! Doctors use to restrict the amount and type of exercise pregnant women could do, but that’s all changed. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advocates exercise for pregnant women. In fact, the ACOG recommends pregnant women become active and exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. That’s because exercising during your pregnancy improves posture, strength and endurance, helps reduce backaches, and improves your mood and energy. Exercise may also help prevent or treat gestational diabetes. But how […]

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Mother’s Milk Influences Taste?

Girl with vegetarian set

New moms take note: If you eat fruits and vegetables while breastfeeding, chances are your kids will like them too. That’s according to a Monell Center study designed to test the influence of early sensory experiences on the development of healthy eating patterns. Researchers found that breastfeeding increases a baby’s acceptance of foods during weaning, provided the mother regularly eats those foods. “It’s a beautiful system,” researcher Julie A. Mennella told the journal Pediatrics. “Flavors from the mother’s diet are […]

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Pregnant? Why Protein’s a Prerequisite

Why Protein's a Prerequisite

If you’re a regular in the weight room, you understand the importance protein plays in repairing and building muscle tissue. But do those needs change for pregnant women? The recommended daily allowance of protein for pregnant women is between 75 grams to 100 grams. Women carrying twins, meanwhile, should get an additional 25 grams of protein, beginning at about 20 week’s gestation. That would amount to about 100 to 125 grams of protein per day. Protein is essential for the […]

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