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What to Eat (and Avoid) When You're Pregnant

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:36

Getting pregnant is usually an exciting time. Avoiding lattes and red wine for nine months? Not so much. But is it really necessary to cut out caffeine, alcohol, cheese and sushi while you are pregnant? Here's the latest research on what to avoid and what to be cautious about. Plus, learn which foods and key nutrients you should definitely eat for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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What to Eat When You're Pregnant: Second Trimester

Congratulations! You made it to the second trimester of pregnancy. You can take a deep breath and relax. The risk of miscarriage has dropped dramatically, and you are hopefully coming out of the fog of exhaustion and morning sickness. Some women will continue to be sick throughout pregnancy, but the worst should be over. The second trimester is the best, according to veteran moms, because the extreme fatigue and sickness have faded but you are not yet feeling the (physical) weight of the baby.

What to Eat When You're Pregnant: First Trimester

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Welcome to the first trimester of pregnancy, complete with morning sickness, exhaustion, breast pain and all the carbs. Before you even see a positive test, your body is already changing. And, even though it's an exciting time for most expecting moms, the physical symptoms can be a real drag. We break down what is actually going on in your body during those first 13 weeks, which nutrients to load up on, and what to do if you feel sick from sunup to sundown.

Gestational Diabetes Meal Plan & Diet Guidelines

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What to Eat When You're Breastfeeding

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You have been the sole source of nutrition for your little one for the nine months leading up to birth, and that doesn't have to end now.