Topics in 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z 12562 12537 8 6 0 6876 7740331 Pregnancy and Food Safety 2018-05-24T17:56:19Z 2018-05-24T17:56:19Z Pregnancy.Org grace_skogen Memorial Day is right upon us! This means there will be gatherings with a lot of food. If you are pregnant, please use caution when preparing food and know what foods to avoid. Learn more here: <a href="" rel="nofollow" title="Link:"></a> question 0 1 1 create 7735363 35 and Starting a Family 2018-05-14T20:37:13Z 2018-05-14T20:37:13Z Pregnancy.Org grace_skogen Are you over 35 and thinking of conceiving? Here is what you <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: null">need to know</a> for a healthy pregnancy and baby. question pregnancy pregnancy, concieving 0 2 1 create 7729124 May Due Dates 2018-05-01T15:41:50Z 2018-05-01T15:41:50Z Pregnancy.Org grace_skogen Today is the first day of May! Does anyone have a due date this month? Share with us your due date. question pregnancy pregnancy, childbirth 0 1 1 create 7725802 Stages of Labor 2018-04-24T18:11:17Z 2018-04-24T18:11:17Z Pregnancy.Org grace_skogen Did you know there are 3 stages of #labor? Find out whatto expect when it’s time for baby. Learn more <a href=" " rel="nofollow">here</a>. question childbirth childbirth, labor_and_delivery 0 1 1 create 7723920 Depression During Pregnancy 2018-04-20T16:28:10Z 2018-04-20T16:28:10Z Pregnancy.Org grace_skogen Have you experienced depression during pregnancy? It can pose risks to both mother and baby. Learn more here: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link:"></a> question pregnancy pregnancy, post_partum 0 1 1 create 7719032 How much weight will I gain during my pregnancy? 2018-04-11T19:07:36Z 2018-04-11T19:07:36Z Gina ginadebogovich <b>Weight Gain During Pregnancy</b><br /><br />The extra weight you gain during pregnancy nourishes your growing baby. Learn about the guidelines for healthy pregnancy weight gain.<br />By Jane Schwartz Harrison, RD, Contributing Writer<br /><br />Some weight gain is a normal part of pregnancy. The extra weight you gain gives nourishment to your growing baby. And also can provide stores for breast-feeding.<br /><br /><br />Some women might feel pregnancy gives them a license to eat. If they have to gain weight anyway, why not go ahead and indulge for nine months? But, gaining too much weight can increase health risks for you and your baby.&nbsp; And so can gaining too little.<br /><br /><br />It’s important to find a happy medium. Gaining too little weight puts you and your baby at risk for not getting the nourishment you both need. Gaining too much can increase your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, backaches and varicose veins. Plus, excess weight is harder to shed after the baby is born.<br /><br /><br />Weight gain guidelines<br />Your doctor will guide you on how much weight to gain based on your body mass index (BMI). General recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are as follows:&nbsp;<br /><br />If your BMI before pregnancy was:<br />You should gain about:<br />Less than 18.5 (underweight) - 28–40 pounds<br />18.5–24.9 (normal weight) - 25–35 pounds<br />25–29.9 (overweight) - 15–25 pounds<br />30 or more (obese) - 11–20 pounds<br />*The ranges in this chart are for women pregnant with one baby<br /><br /><p>Though weight gain will vary, most women gain about 1 to 4 pounds total during the first trimester. Some gain less if they have morning sickness. Others gain more due to decreased activity and increased water weight.</p>During the second and third trimesters, your doctor may suggest you gain about 3 to 4 pounds per month. Often, weight gain slows during the last two weeks, and some women actually lose a pound or two before the birth. A woman whose weight was in the healthy range before the pregnancy may look to gain between 25 and 35 pounds. Women pregnant with more than one baby will have slightly higher weight gain recommendations.<br /><br /><p><b>How to keep weight in check<br /></b>You only need to add about 300 calories a day to your current diet. That is the equivalent of a half a turkey sandwich and a glass of skim milk or 1 cup of fat-free fruit yogurt and a medium apple. Aim for a sensible meal plan that is rich in vitamins and minerals for the developing baby.</p><b><i>A well-rounded diet</i></b>&nbsp;includes choosing from the food groups below. Look to add folate through foods. Your doctor will likely also recommend prenatal vitamins to help make sure you get enough vital nutrients.&nbsp;<br /><br /><ul><li>Fruits: whole fresh fruit as well as frozen or canned*</li><li>Dairy: fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products</li><li>Veggies: vary the color and type of veggie from fresh, frozen or canned*</li><li>Whole grains: bread, oatmeal, and fortified ready-to-eat cereal</li><li>Lean proteins such as lean meat, skinless chicken and turkey, fish (salmon, trout, herring, sardines and Pollock), cottage cheese, low-fat yogurt, beans and tofu</li></ul><p>*If using canned, look for low sodium and no added sugar.</p><p><i>Note:</i>&nbsp;Due to the high methylmercury content in certain fish, limit white (albacore) tuna to 6 ounces per week and do not eat the following four types of fish: shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish.</p><b><i>Three balanced meals and healthy snacks.</i></b>&nbsp;Space your meals out during the day, having a snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon. This will help you get in the nutrients you and your baby need.<br /><p><b><i>Nutrition value.</i></b>&nbsp;The extra calories you need add up quickly. They should be used to provide a nutrition boost, and should not be empty calories.</p><p><b><i>No alcohol</i>.&nbsp;</b>Pregnant women and those women planning to become pregnant should not drink alcohol. Alcohol can be harmful to the baby and may affect adequate intake of nutrients.</p>Never try to lose weight during your pregnancy. If you’re overweight, talk with your doctor about an eating plan that is right for you. A healthy diet and a doctor-approved exercise program can help you stay on track to healthy weight gain during pregnancy.<br /><br /><p>American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Committee opinion. Number 548, January 2013. Reaffirmed 2015. Weight gain during pregnancy. Accessed: June 20, 2016.<br />American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Your Pregnancy and Childbirth. 6th ed. Washington, DC: ACOG; 2015.<br />American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Nutrition during pregnancy. Accessed: June 20, 2016.<br /> Pregnancy &amp; breastfeeding: Health &amp; nutrition information. Accessed: June 20, 2016.</p>Last Updated: June 27, 2016<br /><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> question pregnancy pregnancy 0 1 1 create 7718215 Baby Basics: Caring for a Newborn 2018-04-10T14:41:16Z 2018-04-10T14:41:16Z Gina ginadebogovich Are you going to have a baby in the near future? What are you most excited and nervous about? Here are some tips on taking care of your newborn.&nbsp; Learn more here:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" title="Link:"></a> idea labor_and_delivery labor_and_delivery, newborn 0 1 1 create 7717036 Pregnant with PCOS 2018-04-08T10:41:58Z 2018-04-08T10:41:58Z Courtney courtney_4c0v9t9cw1tin Where can i find the best information on being pregnant with PCOS? Nutrition wise i have heard count calories, carbs, sugars, nutrition basically everything. I have been told lift no more than 25 pounds and to exercise lightly such as yoga and light stretching or taking walks. I do currently do walks and some mild yoga due to my history with my previous pregnancies i am trying to take it easy with this pregnancy. I have seen an OBGYN and am still trying to find the care provider that i want to go with. I have many concerns sorry for the lengthy question but Is a doula a good care provider for someone like me versus an OB? due to their training support and guidance? Where can PCOS pregnancy information be found? What supplements should i be taking aside from prenatals, progesterone, baby aspirin, and a living well organic fruits and vegetables multivitamin. What types of activity as far as exercising is okay for me to do without harming my little one?&nbsp; question pregnancy pregnancy 0 1 1 create 7715703 Taking Care of Your Newborn 2018-04-05T15:15:50Z 2018-04-05T15:15:50Z Pregnancy.Org grace_skogen What advice do you have for new parents? Here are some tips on taking care of your newborn. <a href=";h=ATNo1_8dbxoyFlK8vhck6zhDJmMpjH1OUEC9oiYdvYbUZl68oMrgBUCZZMyR66QkbbBBSEli8n9hw4yaSgHkHtbinvFcMdVHYlI1HHBp3O_l7tTiJ-GWdJ5yAOMutHr9iu0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> question 0 1 1 create 7713842 refinishing floors 2018-04-03T15:09:20Z 2018-04-02T18:51:03Z Jennifer Wood jennifer_wood_dbullcmv6042z I am 35 weeks pregnant and we just got our floors refinished with oil base. How long do you think I need to be away from the house? It's been a week already. The house still has a smell to it but is it safe for me to go back home?&nbsp; question 1 2 1 comment 7713245 April Due Dates 2018-04-01T12:17:33Z 2018-04-01T12:17:33Z Pregnancy.Org grace_skogen Today is the first day of April! Does anyone of a due date this month? We would love to hear your due date and how you are feeling! question pregnancy pregnancy, labor_and_delivery, third_trimester 0 1 1 create 7396190 I need help interpreting lines and BBT (poss. bfp mentioned) 2018-03-27T01:30:08Z 2011-07-11T11:30:00Z hopin2bpreggerm... hopin2bpreggerm <b>So as many of you saw, I posted this on the TTC 2+ years Board</b><br /><br /> :help: So I am 9dpiui and 11dpt. I tested on 7dpuiui (in the afternoon) and got a light + (definitely still the trigger). I tested today on 2ndMU and got an equivalently light +. I only took 6500 units of hcg 11 days ago. Would that still be in my system 11 days later? And why would they be the same shade? Wouldn't it be lighter if trigger and darker if bfp?<br /><br /> This is so freaking annoying. One lady on the boards said she never tested it out of her system. Do you think the same thing is happening? B\c I have absolutely NO symptoms...<br /><br /> I wish I just had peace of mind b\c I have to go to a wedding tonight. With all the stuff that's going on in my life, a night of fun (i.e., drinking) would not hurt (especially b\c I hate this couple!! ).<br /><br /> Anyone with similar experiences?? :confused::bigangry:<br /><br /> <b> EDIT 7/11/11 </b> These are the HPT from the last few days.<br /><br /> Here are the pictures from the last 9dpiui, 10dpiui, and 11dpiui. You can't really see the line from 9dpiui, but its there in real life. Thoughts? It can't still be the trigger, right??<br /><br /> <img alt="" src="" /><br /><br /> These are taken in the middle of the afternoon on 9dpiui and 10dpiui. Again, you can't really see 9dpiui, but its there.<br /><br /> <img alt="" src="" /><br /><br /> I was starting to get excited, but then saw that my temps dropped this morning (by about .1)!!! :bigangry: If you look at my chart, I didn't post my temps until after IUI (but I have them written at home. Coverline is about 97.2).<br /><br /> So now I'm worrying (1) it is trigger even though its getting darker or (2) it is chemical pregnancy. Thoughts??? Does anyone have experience with temp dropping after a bfp?<br /><br /> On a good note, DH said "well, it's a move in the right direction. We have never seen two lines, now we have. Next time we'll see a baby..." My beta is Thurs. I'm almost half-tempted to call the doc and see if they'll do the beta tomorrow morning... question 1 2 1 comment 7710326 Zika and Pregnancy 2018-03-26T19:35:00Z 2018-03-26T19:35:00Z Pregnancy.Org grace_skogen Are planning on traveling anytime soon? <a href="" rel="nofollow">Learn what Zika</a> is and how it may impact your pregnancy. question pregnancy pregnancy 0 1 1 create 7706904 First Day of Spring 2018-03-20T14:50:43Z 2018-03-20T14:50:43Z Pregnancy.Org grace_skogen Today is the first day of Spring! Is anyone due to have a baby this spring? What is your favorite spring activity? question pregnancy pregnancy 0 1 1 create 7703855 Recovery After the Birth of Your Baby: What to Expect 2018-03-14T19:06:00Z 2018-03-14T19:06:00Z Pregnancy.Org grace_skogen Are you familiar with the changes your body will through after childbirth? This <a href="" rel="nofollow">article </a>is helpful. question due_date due_date, childbirth, labor_and_delivery, post_partum 0 1 1 create