Dietary Precautions During Pregnancy

Written by Beverley Brooke

When you are pregnant, you should be sure to wash all raw vegetables prior to consumption. Raw vegetables haverepparttar potential to carry toxoplasmosis, which is a parasite that is typically carried inrepparttar 139868 feces of cats. It can sometimes get intorepparttar 139869 soil and contaminate fruits or vegetables.

Many women are interested in trying natural alternatives to medications during pregnancy. Some turn to herbal remedies. It is important that you consult with your healthcare provider during pregnancy to ensure that an herb is safe before you take it. Some herbs can be harmful to you or your unborn fetus, and result in premature labor, miscarriage or even birth defects. Some ofrepparttar 139870 more commonly known herbs to avoid during pregnancy include:

Weight Loss After Pregnancy - The Final Word

Written by Beverley Brooke

One point canít be emphasized enough. Weight loss takes time after pregnancy. A sensible goal would be to lose 1-2 pounds per week, particularly if you are looking forrepparttar weight you gained to stay off.

Eating a well balanced diet and partaking in regular exercise arerepparttar 139867 critical success factors for weight loss after pregnancy. Fad diets will not work, and may actually work against you inrepparttar 139868 long run.

Exercise is a vital component of weight loss after pregnancy. Many people simply are not able to loserepparttar 139869 weight they gained unless they exercise, particularly if there metabolism has slowed at all inrepparttar 139870 months post partum.

If you are getting exercise on a regular basis and eating well, but still not losing weight a year or more after you give birth to your baby, seek outrepparttar 139871 advice of your health care provider. There are a number of conditions that may arise after delivery that can contribute to weight gain, nonerepparttar 139872 least of which are thyroid abnormalities which are sometimes very common after pregnancy.

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