I gained 30 pounds during pregnancy and lost none of it even breastfeeding for 8 months.

My first baby was born last September 24. I gained about 30 pounds during pregnancy and have lost none of it even though he was breastfed for 8 months. My suspicion is that lack of exercise is my particular problem. My question, though, is related to the advice I have received not to worry...

My husband & I are trying to conceive and read that B6 vitamin can help increase cervical mucus. Is this true?

My question is regarding the B6 Vitamin. My husband & I are trying to conceive. I'm looking for the "natural" signs prior to ovulation. I read that the B6 vitamin if taking approximately 200 milligrams per day can help increase the cervical mucus. Is this true? Thanks in advance!! Intakes of pyridoxine above 100 milligrams for...

I am 23 weeks pregnant and would really like to know how many calories are?

I'm wondering if you can answer my question in regard to calories and pregnancy. I am 23 weeks pregnant and would really like to know how many calories are adequate for someone in my situation. I exercise every day. I do weight work for 20 to 30 minutes and also cardiovascular (treadmill and bike) for...

My doctor told me I should gain 20 to 24 pounds during my pregnancy and was on a diet to lose weight.

My doctor told me I should gain 20 to 24 pounds during my pregnancy. I just found out I'm pregnant and I was on a diet to lose weight. So far, I have lost 10 pounds and I'm discouraged that I have to gain again. Listen to your doctor. He/she can guide you through your...

I am pregnant and was told I am low in iron. I cannot take iron pills due to constipation / cramping.

Hi, great page, thanks for the info, especially on iron! I am currently pregnant and was told that I am low in iron 11.9-12.2 and absolutely cannot take iron pills for fierce constipation/cramping (also my levels never increase anyway). The only thing that works for me is red meat and liver. However, my family...

My daughter is 7 months pregnant and the corners of her mouth are so cracked. I’m concerned that she has a vitamin deficiency. Any advice that will help her?

My daughter is 7 months pregnant and the corners of her mouth are so cracked that the skin is growing back crooked. I'm concerned that she has a vitamin deficiency, although she takes vitamins. Any advice or a cream that will help her? Thank you. Does she drink milk? If not, she could have...

I have found nothing on Medline on calorie needs during multiple babies during pregnancy.

I am a dietitian working in a women's hospital. I noticed in one of your FQAs that you stated that you do not know how many calories are needed with twins. I too have found nothing via Medline on calorie needs during multiple babies (twins, triplets, etc) during pregnancy. We have based our recommendations...

What would you suggest the protein intake for a pregnant woman?

Hello. Thank you for your informative website. One question. What would you suggest the protein intake for a pregnant woman? Thanks for your attention. Check it out yourself on the Healthy Body Calculator! Put in your age, gender, height, weight and check "pregnant". Your Nutrition Facts will include the extra nutrients you need during pregnancy...

I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOS), told to lose weight and given the pill.

Although I certainly agree with you that testimonials are no way to practice science or choose a diet, I'd like to share with you my experiences. Last year, after severely injuring my back, I finally decided to get help to lose weight. I am a 5'4"34-year-old female whose weight began ballooning at the age...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with breastfeeding women?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with breastfeeding women? The Women's Health dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with breastfeeding women. Many dietitians are breastfeeding consultants in state public health agencies. You can find a Find a dietitian on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include...

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