Staying Healthy While Pregnant

10:20 AM, Jun 30, 2010   |    comments
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Not sure what to eat or how much more you need to eat while pregnant? Keep in mind a few things. When pregnant a woman only needs to add about 300 more calories to her diet a day. Choose from a variety of foods such as strawberries, oranges, melons, cereals, pasta, low-fat or non-fat milk, and cooked lean meat. Remember while pregnant never eat uncooked or undercooked meat or fish. Adding these foods with Vitamin A, B, C and D, folic acid, protein, calcium and iron to your diet will help to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Exercising during pregnancy can be very beneficial. It helps to tone muscles and create a strong heart which is helpful during childbirth. If you had an exercise program before becoming pregnant continue with the regiment, but consult with a doctor for modifications to keep it safe for the baby as well as yourself. If you are just beginning an exercise routine start slow. Try swimming, yoga, biking and walking. If your body feels weak while exercising stop and consult a doctor.

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