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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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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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What does “clinically proven” mean?

Protiva is clinically proven to improve nutritional status. But what does that mean?
Protiva can improve your nutritional status during pregnancy and breastfeeding. How do we know that? Because Protiva is the first and only nutritional shake to have completed a clinical study approved by an institutional review board.
“Clinical study,” you might say, “that …

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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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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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