Pregnancy is a remarkable time for any woman as she prepares to welcome a new life into the world. As with any major life event, there are many changes to expect during pregnancy, including physical and emotional changes. One aspect of pregnancy that can cause worry and anxiety for many women is weight gain.
Eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet is one of the best things a woman can do to promote her and her baby's health during pregnancy. Most pregnant women only need an extra 300-350 calories per day to support their baby’s growth.
At least one half of all pregnant women experience some degree of nausea and vomiting, known as morning sickness. The severity of morning sickness can vary greatly, with some women experiencing only mild symptoms and others experiencing more severe nausea and vomiting.
Tips for handling the most common issues in pregnancy including breast tenderness, constipation, dizziness, fatigue, frequent urination, headache, heartburn, hemorrhoids, leg cramps, mood changes, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, pelvic discomfort, shortness of breath, swelling of hands and feet, skin changes, stretch marks, insomnia, and vaginal discharge.
When you breastfeed, you give your baby a healthy start that lasts a lifetime. Breastmilk is nutritionally complete and the perfect food for your baby. Breastfeeding saves lives, money, and time.