Nutrition

Supplements for Pregnancy Milestones and Labor

30 Jan 2017

One important thing to get right is taking a prenatal vitamin in conjunction with a real food diet. You should be able to get a free prescription from your healthcare provider. However, many women experience nausea and do not absorb the nutrients from these brands of vitamins. They also can contain some artificial additives. Even if they are free or less expensive, the overall value may be less if your baby cannot get the nutrients they need or if they are getting harmful ingredients along with the vitamins and minerals.

Using Food to Fight Pregnancy Cravings

18 Jan 2017

Cravings are a signal to your body that it needs something. The right foods and the right quality help you avoid cravings and excessive weight gain. It is a signal that your body needs something specific, and it is not saying it just needs more calories necessarily. This is important to keep in mind because you really do not need to eat for two. You only need to increase your caloric intake by 300 calories starting in the second trimester and 500 calories in the third trimester.