GROWING THE BABY BUMP

Your monthly guide on how to have a healthy pregnancy

MARCH 2016 - ISSUE 1

NUTRIENT OF THE MONTH

The common phrase: Got Milk? comes to mind for this nutrient! And yes, milk is a great source of calcium, but it is not the only source. You can also consume yogurt, celery, almonds, avocado, broccoli & other dark leafy greens OR you could even take a calcium supplement. The great news is: there are many different ways to consume this nutrient & the benefits are amazing!


Calcium:

- helps in controlling blood pressure

- helps build healthy bones & teeth for you and baby

- helps with heart health for you & baby


So be sure to get your dose of calcium! After all, if you're not getting enough calcium, you'll know as you can get muscle cramps and spasms! And believe me, those don't tickle! :(


But how much is enough? Check out the RDA link below for more info, but the recommended daily amount for women is 1,000 - 2,500mg.

HOW TO: STAY MENTALLY WELL & DE-STRESSED

TOP EVENT FOR THIS MONTH

FamJam 2016

Friday, March 25th, 9:30am

30 Fairway Road South

Kitchener, ON

It's KW Mom Club's 7th annual FREE Community Celebration! Join them for crafts, prizes and so much more! Great way to be active, build community, create support and bond with other moms!

DEALS OF THE MONTH: BABY GOODIES

SOME GREAT ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW THIS MONTH

TOP WEIRD THING I'VE HEARD BEING A PREGNANT WOMAN THIS MONTH

Now that my baby bump is showing, the phrase "May I touch it?"seems to arise more often than not. Don't get me wrong, I'm PROUD to be pregnant and I'm sure it's normal for people to want to touch the miracle of life growing inside you, but when they ask the question with their hand floating 1 cm away from my belly, I feel obligated to say 'yes.' After all, what's the alternative? To say "sure, but it's $2 a touch. I'm helping raise money for my future child's education?"


...Hey, now that I think about it...not such a bad idea after all! :)

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