Dietary Precautions During PregnancyWritten by Beverley Brooke
When you are pregnant, you should be sure to wash all raw vegetables prior to consumption. Raw vegetables have potential to carry toxoplasmosis, which is a parasite that is typically carried in feces of cats. It can sometimes get into 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 of more commonly known herbs to avoid during pregnancy include:
Weight Loss After Pregnancy - The Final WordWritten 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 for weight you gained to stay off.
Eating a well balanced diet and partaking in regular exercise are critical success factors for weight loss after pregnancy. Fad diets will not work, and may actually work against you in long run.
Exercise is a vital component of weight loss after pregnancy. Many people simply are not able to lose weight they gained unless they exercise, particularly if there metabolism has slowed at all in 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 out advice of your health care provider. There are a number of conditions that may arise after delivery that can contribute to weight gain, none least of which are thyroid abnormalities which are sometimes very common after pregnancy.