By Carson Whitney and Julie Bussen
- Each meal you are eating for two.
- Eat an additional 300 calories per day.
- You should gain 25-30 pounds.
- Avoid eating fish, eggs, and under cooked meat.
- High blood pressure
- Pre-term labor
- Low birth weight
- In some cases not enough support from family and friends
- Higher risk of birth defects
- Exposed to more toxins
- Higher risk of delivery problems
- Try to have minimal stress
- Have a good support group
- Helps to have accommodating boss
- Death (Baby, Mother, or both)
- Pre-mature birth
When I was pregnant I was very scared but very excited at the same time. Around the first trimester I noticed that in the morning I would feel very sick but I found out it was very common in pregnant women. By the second trimester I noticed I had a little bump on my stomach called a baby bump. I also noticed that every few hours I would feel the baby kick. The first time I felt a kick I was very excited. I was also very worried I would have a miscarriage or something wrong with the baby. But, I just stayed positive and ate what I was supposed to eat and just stayed healthy. By the third trimester I was anxious to have my baby and I noticed that I had shortness of breath and fatigue. But I didn't care I was just excited for my baby. Then, a couple weeks later I had a healthy baby boy.
- What do you think it is important to have minimal stress during pregnancy?
- Why should pregnant moms avoid eating uncooked meat?
- Why would it be unhealthy to gain too much weight during pregnancy?