During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months.
When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl... Read more
Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... Read more
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things... Read more
I'm a 26 year old mother of one who is trying to lose a few pounds and get healthy in preparation for a second pregnancy. I gained 50 pounds during my first pregnancy and am still trying to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. i'm 20 pounds away... Read more
I see that when you first sign up for sparkpeople it asks if you are pregnant or nursing. I don't want to create a whole new account to input that... How do I put it on some sort of "pregnancy" mode?... Read more
I got the milk hazelnut chocs because they are a pressie for my Dad for Father's day. He prefers milk chocolate and is a chocoholic! But he has cut back a lot for health reasons.
I actually prefer the dark chocs but since they are for Dad, I go... Read more
I nearly bought a bar yesterday but I talked myself out of it bcoz there is still chocolate in my house. I will only buy a bit of chocolate if there is no more chocolate in my house.
My fave brand is Dove. I know they have dark chocolate too but... Read more
I drink whole milk -- always have done. My father's parents were dairy farmers.
I just can't get used to 2% and 1% isn't even a consideration.
I've actually considered mixing 2% with Whole as an option.
Anyone have any ideas or suggest... Read more
I am one of those people who needs something more concrete than a number on a scale to get excited about. So I remind myself that every 8 pounds I lose is equal to a gallon of milk. Now, knowing how bulky and heavy a gallon of milk is, makes an 8 pou... Read more
Breastmilk is the ideal first food for your baby. Breastfeeding had been found to help speed recovery after labor for the mom and assists in losing weight gained during pregnancy.While there are many things moms wish they had known about breastfeedin... Read more
Although I love my children more than anything and wouldn’t trade them for the world, I can’t say that being pregnant was a particularly enjoyable experience. I wasn’t one of those women who felt great and full of energy once they g... Read more
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