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Morning sickness normally starts around the first 4 weeks of pregnancy and generally ends around the third month, once the hormones, HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and estrogen hormonal levels stabilize and the body has adjusted to the pregnancy.
Interestingly, actual vomiting is only experienced by a relatively small number of women. Most pregnant women experience nausea during the first trimester (the first 3 - 4 months) of pregnancy, but don't have the vomiting associated with the condition. The good news: morning sickness is unpleasant but generally not dangerous.
What does morning...
One of the most pressing issues for pregnant women today is diet and nutrition. With the availability of pre-processed foods and fast-food restaurants, it’s easy to unconsciously do harm to oneself by making poor food choices.
It is a well-known fact that a significant percentage of the foods that we eat (especially the processed food items that are easily available on any store shelf) are not really healthy. The human body has increased nutritional requirements during pregnancy and if you don’t give the body what it needs during this crucial period, the risk for pregnancy-related problems...
A pregnancy diet doesn't mean that you should stop eating things or restrict yourself from consuming calories. The goal is not to lose weight, but to maintain optimum health for you and your baby.
Pregnant women should actually add more healthy variety to their meals to ensure that they are getting all of the vital nutrients they need for a healthy pregnancy and, ultimately, a healthy baby.
Pregnant women need more calories daily than a non-pregnant woman because the body requires more energy to perform the various physiological functions needed for growth, repair, and survival.
So don’t be...