Pregnancy can be hard enough without feeling like you need to learn a new language to understand all of the pregnancy acronyms being tossed about. Here’s a little cheat sheet to help you out!…
Getting sick is never fun, but it’s even worse when you’re pregnant. You’re worried about getting better and making sure your unborn baby stays healthy. The biggest thing you need to worry about when you have the stomach flu during pregnancy is dehydration. Depending on your symptoms, you can become dehydrated from throwing up, having diarrhea, or even from just having a fever. And the higher the fever, the more likely you are to lose fluids because of it.
The good news is that most stomach viruses are short-lived. But it can seem like forever when you’re going through it….
Rates of food allergies in the US are rising. And in a big way. A 2013 CDC study showed that childhood allergies in the US have increased 50% between 1997 and 2011. The facts and statistics about food allergies can be quite alarming.
The 8 most common food allergies are peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish.
Having a child with a food allergy is stressful for both the child and the entire family. When children are young, they’re in our safe little bubble, and we can control their environment more closely. As they get older, they are away from us more and more, and things are less within our control. And that can be scary. Very scary….
Calculating a due date isn’t always simple. Okay sure. If you have 28 day cycles and always ovulate on day 14, it’s pretty easy. Those handy little pregnancy due date calculator wheels will work great for you. Congrats! But for a lot of women, it’s not that simple. There are several reasons why a pregnancy due date chart might not work for you, and understanding how pregnancy due date charts work can help you use them effectively.
17 years ago, I had a pulmonary embolism. I was lucky. I survived. But my world forever changed.
I can’t take a road trip or get on a plane without worrying about a blood clot (thrombosis). There are certain medications that I simply cannot take anymore. Even a broken ankle a few months ago had me worried since my ankle was immobilized. It’s always in the back of my mind. And when I was pregnant with my twins, I learned how to give myself daily injections of a blood thinner since pregnancy increases the chance developing blood clots.
Today (October 13th) is World Thrombosis Day. Even though my pulmonary embolism wasn’t related to pregnancy, I want to focus on the risks of developing blood clots during pregnancy and what we can do prevent them….
Admit it. You know you need to eat more veggies. They’re good for you and can help improve your health in SO many ways. But, it’s hard sometimes to make yourself eat more vegetables, especially when the ice cream, pasta, muffins, and other processed carbs seem to be calling your name!
Even as a dietitian, it’s something I struggle with too…every single day. Here are 5 easy ways to eat more vegetables that I’ve come up with to add more veggies to my diet. …
Even if you’ve never had heartburn before, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll have it at some point during your pregnancy. Unfortunately, heartburn and pregnancy sometimes go hand-in-hand. Heartburn is more common during the second and third trimesters. Heartburn, also called acid reflux, is when the contents from the stomach are pushed back up from the stomach into the esophagus. It creates a burning sensation and can be pretty uncomfortable.
Causes of Heartburn During Pregnancy
(1) Changing hormone levels. All of our hormone levels change during pregnancy, but it is the higher …
Carbohydrates have gotten a bad reputation when it comes to diabetes (including gestational diabetes), obesity, and weight management. In a gestational diabetes carb counting diet, there are ways to enjoy eating carbs and still have a healthy pregnancy, which is the ultimate goal.
The basic theory of a gestational diabetes carb counting diet is that you’re counting …
Constipation is one of the most common GI complaints during pregnancy. Fortunately, it is also one of the easiest to treat!
Causes of Constipation During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time when our bodies undergo rapid change to pretty much every major system. Here are a few key reasons why you might be experiencing constipation now, …
During a pregnancy is one of the few times when the “moderation is key” dietary advice does NOT apply. There are some foods that should be completely avoided and some that should be limited during pregnancy.
Foods to AVOID During Pregnancy