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Exercise Tips

Nutrition Tips

Recipe Tips

Resources

Exercise Tips

  • 1st Trimester Workout
  • 2nd Trimester Workout
  • 3rd Trimester Workout

Nutrition Tips

  • Tips on what to eat when you're expecting
  • 1st Trimester Sample Menu
  • 2nd Trimester Sample Menu
  • 3rd Trimester Sample Menu

Recipe Tips (For Mom)

  • Banana Chocolate Milkshake
  • Chicken Spinach Salad with Apple Dijon Vinaigrette
  • Warm Egg and Spinach Sandwich
  • Grab N Go Energy Mix
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
  • Crisp Mini Sandwiches

Recipe Tips (For Baby)

  • Baby Oatmeal
  • Apple-Pear Puree
  • Butternut Squash Puree
  • Zucchini-Pea Puree with mint
  • Carrot-Chickpea mash with cumin
  • Smooth Sweet Potato Puree
  • Banana Mash

Resources

  • Gravida

Sample Menus

  • Age 6 to 12 Months
  • Age 13 to 18 Months
  • Age 19 to 24 Months
  • What to Eat for Breakfast Throughout Pregnancy

Top Mom Blogs

  • Pregnant Chicken
  • The Fashion Bump
  • Mother
  • Babycenter

Articles

  • A top researcher says it's time to rethink our entire approach to preschool 
  • 'Tummy time' is important for your baby's overall motor development, review of studies says
  • My husband and I don't have date nights. Instead we have solo nights out, without having to rely on a babysitter to have fun. 
  • How Age Affects You As A Mother
  • What People Get Wrong About The 'Golden Hour' After Birth 
  • Mealtime Meltdown? Why Your Baby's Refusing To Eat
  • Here’s what you should keep in mind ahead of having your second child

Articles

  • The Pandemic Parenting Has Changed Me Into the Kind of Mother I Don't Want To Be

Pregnancy Depression

It is normal for every expectant mom to have her difficulties. If your lows are consistent and frequent, you may be among the 10-15 percent of women who battle mild to moderate depression during pregnancy.Both emotional & physical depression shows up in a variety of symptoms, that go well beyond standard moms-to-be moodiness. They can include feeling sad, empty, hopeless, and emotionally lethargic, having sleep disturbances (you don't feel like eating at all, or you're eating all the time), feeling fatigued and lacking energy (above what's normal in pregnancy) and/or feeling agitated or restless, losing interest in work, friends, family, and activities you usually enjoy, losing concentration and focus, having exaggerated mood swings (more dramatic than what's normal in pregnancy), and even having self-destructive thoughts. There may also be unexplained aches and pains.

Nutrition while Breastfeeding

Your nutrition during breastfeeding isn’t affected by your diet unless you’re eating habits are inadequate.  You do need to be sure to take in enough calories and water for your body to produce adequate milk.  Your baby may react a different way to certain foods, but if you pay attention to how your baby responds, you can figure out what foods to avoid. 

Exercising Tips for Pregnant Women

Before starting any type of fitness program, please consult your physician. Let him or her know what type of exercises you plan on doing, and whether they are safe for you.

Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy

If you were to offer your child a candy bar or an apple, which would they choose? What if instead, you offer them the choice between crackers and cheese or an apple? Teaching kids to eat well can be real tricky. You don't want to turn every meal into a lecture, but if you wait too long, they could pickup unhealthy habits in the meantime.