How To Eat A Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

Written by Beverley Brooke

Perhapsrepparttar number one complaint of women trying to watch their weight during pregnancy is that they are hungry allrepparttar 136630 time. True, pregnancy does result in an increased metabolic demand onrepparttar 136631 body, which can cause you to be hungry. Many women also experience a number of cravings during pregnancy, which can make healthy eating challenging.

The first thing to remember is thatrepparttar 136632 idea that you should eat for two is wrong. You only need an additional 300 calories per day, and generally you donít need these calories until you are well on your way torepparttar 136633 second and third trimesters.

So what can you do to help manage your weight and stick to a healthy diet?

Remember that during pregnancy it is vital that you do not cut back on your caloric intake. This hasrepparttar 136634 potential to rob your baby of essential nutrients that are necessary for his/her growth and development. Here are some tips to help you stick to a healthy diet throughout your pregnancy:

Avoid skipping meals. If you have a habit of skipping breakfast, youíll find that you are not only more fatigued but ravenous during your pregnancy, which will result in overeating. Be sure that you eat each meal every day.

Try eating several mini meals throughoutrepparttar 136635 ay. This will not only help you feel fuller longer, it will help minimizerepparttar 136636 nausea often experienced duringrepparttar 136637 first trimester.

Sex During Pregnancy

Written by Beverley Brooke

It is important that you nourish your relationship as much as your nourish your unborn child during pregnancy. Most women find that their bodies grow large and unwieldy during pregnancy. Many women are surprised to find that their sex drive actually increases during pregnancy, particularly duringrepparttar second trimester. This is due torepparttar 136629 increased amount of blood that is coursing through your pelvis and vagina.

Is Sex Safe During Pregnancy?

Sex is safe during pregnancy provided you have a low risk pregnancy with few complications. Your doctor will let you know if you should avoid sex for any reason at all. Most women can enjoy a healthy and fulfilling intimate relationship throughout their pregnancy, right up until their delivery date.

Will I Enjoy Sex During Pregnancy?

Surprisingly, many women find that they are more sexually aroused during their second trimester than they were prior to pregnancy. The increased blood flow torepparttar 136630 vaginal and a womanís growing bosom often results in a heightened sense of self and sexual arousal.

Most women will shy away from sexual relations during their first trimester when morning sickness and fatigue often get inrepparttar 136631 way of love making. Duringrepparttar 136632 third trimester, some women find themselves uncomfortably large and prefer not to be intimate, whereas others continue having intercourse right up until they go into labor.

Will Sex Hurtrepparttar 136633 Baby?

One ofrepparttar 136634 most common concerns of fathers to be is that sex will hurtrepparttar 136635 baby. Some men are afraid that they will bump intorepparttar 136636 baby when they have sex. By and large however this concern is unfounded. If your husband is overly concerned about having sex during pregnancy, have him join you at your prenatal visits. A little reassurance from your physician that he will not hurt or bump intorepparttar 136637 baby may be all your husband needs.

Partners often react very individually when it comes to sex and pregnancy. While some men findrepparttar 136638 site of their wifeís blossoming body a true turn on, others are ambivalent or even a little turned off by pregnancy. It is important that you are open, honest and communicative with your partner about your needs during pregnancy, and try not to take any emotions your partner may be feeling personally.

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