I’m pregnant with my second child and gained 70 pounds which caused high blood pressure.

Hi, I hope you can answer my question. I'm 180 pounds 5 feet 2 inches and just found out I'm pregnant with my second child. During my first pregnancy, I gained 70 pounds and reached 230 pounds which caused me to have hypertension and deliver my baby 5 weeks early. I'm scared of these...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with pregnant, nursing or women who have morning sickness?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with pregnant or nursing women or women who have morning sickness? The Women's Health dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with pregnancy, morning sickness, and breastfeeding. Many dietitians are breastfeeding consultants in state public health agencies. You can find a dietitian at...

I am pregnant and can you give me info on my weight gain?

I just found out that I am pregnant and I went on your Healthy Body Calculator and it said I was overweight. I'm 5 feet 2 inches", 128 pounds, very active and I look good. I'm a size 6 and I am really worried that it said that I should gain to 158-168 pounds...

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...

My wife has poor egg quality and her fertility doctors say they know of nothing to improve her eggs.

My wife & I have been told that her "egg quality" isn't good. We were told this recently after a "high tech" procedure was done to retrieve her eggs and fertilize them with my sperm. The fertilization didn't take and we had an "out of the womb miscarriage "according to our fertility doctors. They...

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...

I’ve heard about milk banks. Do you have some information?

I've heard about the milk bank. Do you have some information? There is a shortage of donated breast milk nationwide and the human milk banks need your donations. Premature or sick babies and children, whose mothers are not able to produce their own milk, many times due to illness, medication, adoption or foster care need your...

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...

How many calories I should be taking to make sure my breast milk has enough calories and nutrition?

I am a 23-year-old female that is breastfeeding a three-week-old infant. I was wondering how many calories I should be taking to make sure my breast milk has enough calories and nutrition for my baby? I am wanting to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I was 147 pounds when I got pregnant and I...

My wife and I are expecting triplets, but concerned that she can’t eat as much as recommended.

Hi. My wife Cyndee and I are expecting triplets! We're excited, but concerned that Cyndee can't seem to eat as much as is recommended in the literature we've received from the "Triplet Connection." During her first pregnancy Cyndee didn't have any problems with nausea, but this time it is much different (it took 3...

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