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Pregnancy Weight Gain


When Your Pregnancy Weight is a Big Deal and When it’s Not


Eating healthy is always the biggest goal when discussing weight and pregnancy. You could eat some horrid junk and just a small portion, and be neglectful of vitamins and nutrients, and still stay under a calorie level. However,...

Get Moving! New Study Finds Exercise During Pregnancy Is Important


A new study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal looks at women's exercise levels both prior to and during pregnancy and excessive pregnancy weight gain. Researchers from the University of South Carolina looked at data...

Gaining Too Much or Too Little Weight Linked to Obesity in Children


Just in case you thought you had enough to worry about, a new study finds that pregnant women need to gain the right amount of weight; not too much and not too little, or else risk having children who are obese later. This is acc...

Is BMI Enough to Determine a Healthy Weight Gain?


Pregnancy can be a time of confusing mixed messages. You've heard of eating for two, but magazine covers blast mothers for gaining too much weight one week, then criticize others for looking mommy-rexic the next. You want to do th...

Minimize Pregnancy Weight Gain By Moving More


Gaining weight during pregnancy is unavoidable. You can make sure your weight goes where it should and keep your body fit by exercising. If you considering lifting a plate weight lifting and walking a workout prior to pregnancy, y...

Too Much Weight Gain in Early Pregnancy Leads to Overweight Babies


A study out of the University of Alberta has linked expectant mothers' excessive weight gain in early pregnancy to overweight babies. The study looked at 172 pregnant women and found that those who gained excessive amounts of weig...

How Do Celebrities Lose the Weight So Fast After Baby?


Is it easy, a sort of celebrity-beautiful-lucky people gift? Do they posses more discipline than the average person? Is it smoke and mirrors? Do they have the money to buy the best things to help them lose weight that ordinary peo...

Prevent Pregnancy Binge Eating


"You're eating for two!", "Go ahead, enjoy a second helping for the little one.", "Don't worry about your weight gain. It's all baby!", "Eat while you can. One day your kids will want half of every bit you take." How many times h...

Gaining Too Much Pregnancy Weight?


Being healthy is probably every expectant mom's main priority. Gaining the right amount of weight in the right way is one important aspect of that. For women who are of average weight, the total weight to gain during pregnancy wi...

Fiber in the Fight Against Too Much Pregnancy Weight Gain


While today's savvy expectant mom knows there is really no such thing as eating for two, it's also important to keep in mind that it's not just about cutting out bad foods. You need to get the majority of your calories from the be...

Limit Weight Gain in Pregnancy with a Food Diary


As tempting as it may be, pregnancy is not the time to eat everything in sight. Rather you should aim for a healthy balanced diet with a gradual weight gain within limits for your pre-pregnant weight. It can be overwhelming to ke...

Pregnancy Weight Gain - When Should My OB Be Concerned?


Most pregnant women will agree that one of their least favorite parts during pregnancy checkups is stepping on that scale. Are you gaining enough? Too much? Too little? Why and when should your doctor become concerned, and when sh...

Mommyrexia - Dangers of Dieting While Pregnant


A dangerous new trend has emerged this decade--that of gaining as little (or no) weight during pregnancy in an attempt to return to pre-pregnancy shape immediately after giving birth. While the desire to lose baby weight and "get...

Plus-Sized, Pregnant and Healthy


In today's body-conscious society, plus-sized women must work harder to maintain a healthy self-image. This is especially true during pregnancy, as weight gain is an inevitable part of that experience. This is no time for a woma...

Eating for Three: Pregnancy Nutrition When Expecting Twins


Pregnant with twins? The math isn't as simple as doubling your calorie intake or gaining twice the weight recommended for singleton pregnancies. However, making sure you get enough of the right foods and gain enough will go far in...

Not Gaining Weight During Pregnancy


Weight gain in pregnancy is a natural process and an important one. For most women it's not too hard to do, in fact they may well have difficulty with limiting just how many pounds to pack on. However for some women the act of ga...

Eating for Two the Healthy Way


Eating for two sounds like a nine-month cruise, with endless buffets and guiltless gorging. Nah, sorry. No such luck. Just because your caloric intake needs increase doesn't mean you have carte blanche on obtaining those calories....

Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendations & Guidelines


Pregnant women often feel liberated by the idea that this is the one time in life when they can eat, really eat, for a purpose. However, almost half of all expectant mothers gain more than the recommended amount of weight. How muc...

Pregnancy Weight Gain: A Badge Of Honor


You are six months pregnant and you have gained 15 pounds. You're baby is thriving inside of you, and you have had an uneventful pregnancy so far. So you probably know that you have had it good so far, but you are concerned ab...