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6 Things Every Pregnant Woman Should Do

Make New Mom Friends
Sign-up for a yoga class for pregnant women, make new friends with the moms at the coffee shop down the street. It’s always good to have a network of women going through the same thing as you and receive some extra support on those days you just need to vent.
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6 Ways to Prep for Baby’s First Week

Your first week with your new baby will be filled with amazement as you gaze at those saucer eyes and wait for those tiny little fingers to grip your thumb. But that first week will also be filled with a constant soundtrack of wailing and breast milk vomit. It’s the happiest you’ll ever be, but …

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5 Things Mom Never Told You About Being Pregnant

“When I was pregnant with you,” your mother’s early-morning text message will read, “people would tell me I was glowing. I just felt so beautiful and confident knowing I had a perfect little baby inside of me.”
Nope. Don’t believe it. Your mom is an amazing woman, and you wouldn’t be who you are without …

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Getting Back on the Court: How an Athlete Reduced Pregnancy Recovery Time

I’ve always been an athlete. I began playing tennis at the age of six and had an instant love for the game. Throughout my junior career, I was ranked top five in both Southern California and the nation. By age 14, I was playing international tournaments and I began playing some professional tournaments by the …

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Protein During Pregnancy: What’s the Best Supplement for you and your Baby?

Protein is a crucial nutrient for pregnant women and their developing babies. But expecting moms often wonder, are protein supplements safe? And even if they are, will they be easy on pregnant tummies?
Protein powders generally use whey, soy, and casein protein. Protiva, however, uses collagen—a naturally occurring fibrous protein that supports connective tissue growth. Collagen’s …

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What should pregnant women eat: A doctor and mother’s recommendation

“What can I eat during pregnancy? And what types of foods are best for me and my baby?”
These are two of the most common questions I am asked as an OB/GYN when I see a new patient in the office for her first pregnancy visit. Now more than ever, my patients are very conscious …

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Nutrition Tips for Mothers After an Episiotomy or C-Section

The birth of your baby is unforgettable process, but it’s not always an easy one.
Some women will require an assisted delivery to make sure both mother and child are healthy. This process may include a surgical procedure such as an episiotomy or Cesarean section. These surgeries are safe, but they do involve incisions into …

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How does protein contribute to baby’s development?

“You are what you eat,” the saying goes, but for a fetus the expression is more like “you are what your mother eats.”
Proper nutrition is important in all aspects of a baby’s development in the womb, and a mother’s nutritional choices while pregnant can have profound and lasting effects on her child’s health.
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Is protein powder safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

In a previous post, we detailed how protein is an important nutritional component for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women recovering from delivery.
Pregnant women require about 70 grams of protein per day. Because the fetus grows faster during the second and third trimesters, protein levels during these periods are more important than during the …

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Most Pregnant Women Are Not Getting Enough Protein

You know being pregnant is a big dietary responsibility. You have to take care of your own growing body while also providing healthy nutrition for your developing baby. Most mothers understand the necessity of eating the right foods (kale and other leafy vegetables), avoiding the wrong foods (uncooked seafood and deli meat), and getting the …

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