what to do when you are prego

stuff every mother needs to know


Being pregnant is not a get out of jail free card for a caloric spending spree. On average a mother should gain 25-35 pounds during pregnancy if you are overweight when you become pregant you should gain 15-25 pounds and if your underwight you should gain 25-40 pounds.


you need vitamins and nutrients from each food group when your pregnant you should reduce foods with empty calories these are calories in soda and desserts. you should try and eat lots of leafy greens and avoid raw foods like sushi, clams and oysters to avoid food borne illness.
critical vitamins and minerals include a pre-natal vitamin and nutrients you get from fruits and vegetables. Folic acid is very important to reduce birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. You should consult with your doctor on further nutrients you need while pregnant.
If you choose to breastfeed your baby you might have a smarter healthier baby because of it. If you are breastfeeding you need a well balenced diet and should still be taking vitamin supplements. you can pump out some milk to use for later so you arnt always so tied down. Breast milk is designed by nature special for baby and is the most healthy choice for it.
coloustrum provides all the nutrients your newborn needs for its first days of life its color and thickness is because of the added nutrients in it. your body will produce colostrum for the first few days after birth and will slowly turn more white and fluid.