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Factors Affecting Weight Loss:Weight Loss is more complicated than calories in vs. calories out!

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 Mommy To Be Nutrition 1 May 2010

By Darline Turner-Lee

As new moms we love our babies. However, we are often less in love with our post pregnancy bodies. That once round, firm belly is replaced with a much softer, smaller mound that adamantly resists folding quietly into our favorite jeans. Most new moms I speak with are …

Yeast Infections During Pregnancy

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 Mommy To Be Health 1 May 2010

By Heather Lopez

According to the American Pregnancy Association, yeast infections are more common during pregnancy than any other time in a woman’s life, especially during the second trimester. (1) I experienced multiple yeast infections during my first pregnancy and my doctor told me that once you get one, it makes it easier …

Laughing, Smiling, & Having Fun for Baby

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 Mommy To Be Happiness 1 March 2010

By James Goodlatte
“No man is happy who does not think himself so”
Publius Syrus, 1st century BC
“No pregnant mom is happy who does not think herself so”

James Goodlatte, AD 2010
There are several quick and easy ways that a pregnant mom can remove negative emotions and negative stress while increasing positive emotions. …

High Blood Pressure In Pregnancy

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 Mommy To Be Health 1 March 2010

by Michelle A. Finkel, MD
High blood pressure associated with pregnancy — also called hypertension in pregnancy — is defined as a blood pressure of greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg systolic (the top number in blood pressure readings) and greater than 90 mm Hg diastolic (the bottom number). …

“Morning” Sickness and Meal Plans

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 Mommy To Be Nutrition 1 March 2010

An excerpt from Crib Notes by Kelly J. Perotti

As anyone who has ever experienced it will tell you, morning sickness is quite a misnomer. The symptoms often last all day long, sometimes increasing as the day goes on, with hunger and fatigue being fierce aggravators…
It seems cruel that when you’re …

Pregnant? Avoid These Foods

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 Mommy To Be Nutrition 1 February 2010

Eating well balanced meals is important at all times, but it is even more essential when you are pregnant. There are essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your developing baby needs. Most foods are safe; however there are some foods that you should avoid during pregnancy.
What foods I should avoid …

Working Pregnant Mama Tips

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 Mommy To Be Happiness 1 February 2010

By Heather Lopez
Being that I worked through both of my pregnancies and my main business focuses on new moms and mommies to be, I felt it would be appropriate for me offer up some tips for managing your pregnancy and your job.
Tip #1: Wear comfortable, flat shoes
Sometimes when us women …

Pregnancy and Exercise

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 Mommy To Be Fitness 1 February 2010

by Tracey Mallett
I know how exciting it is to finally hear the news that you’re going to have a baby. I’m sure there are many questions going through your head about keeping you and your baby healthy throughout your pregnancy. I’ve gathered a few of the most-asked questions to guide …

Worth the Weight: Weight Management Tips for Expecting Moms

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 Mommy To Be Nutrition 1 January 2010

By Darline Turner-Lee
I’ve been working with women for over 10 years and exclusively with pregnant women for the past 7 years. I love working with pregnant women, especially first time moms. Their excitement is so apparent it’s nearly palpable. It’s such an honor and a pleasure to be allowed to …

Tips for drug-free morning sickness relief

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 Mommy To Be Health 1 January 2010

By Romy Taormina

Psi Bands were invented by two moms who were sick of the morning sickness they had to endure during their pregnancies. Many sources estimate that 80% of pregnant women experience the dreaded “morning sickness” –itself a misnomer, as anyone who has suffered through it can tell you that …

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