At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year – Thomas Tusser Its the holiday season and life looks different, parties included, now that you are pregnant. Its not just the mocktails instead of cocktails, or the favorite foods you now have to avoid (sushi, carpaccio, and delightful French cheeses).
Having strong abdominal muscles is important for men and women alike, however it is especially important for women when they become pregnant. If your abdominal muscles are flabby it forces the back muscles to compensate by taking on extra work to support the spine. When you are pregnant and carrying extra weight the lower back is strained even more,so the stronger your abdominals are the easier it will be on your lower back.
Its clear that gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy involves eating a healthy and well-balanced diet so that your baby gets all the nutrients he or she needs to grow in a healthy way.Weight GainIn general, you will need to consume up to 300 more calories a day to meet the needs of your growing baby. Ideally you want to gain about 2 to 4 pounds during your first three …
When you’re pregnant, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by all the advice you receive from well-meaning friends and family members. But don’t fret! ModernMom columnist Princess Ivana Pignatelli (she’s a real life princess, no kidding!) has written an amazing bookto help expectant moms wade through a sea of information overload.