I had a daughter 3 yeas ago, gained about 60 pounds, and just can’t lose the last 20.

I had a daughter 3 years ago. I gained about 60 pounds while pregnant. I dropped 40 of those pounds, but I just can't seem to lose the last 20. Before her, I weighed 125 pounds. I now weigh around 143 pounds. I have kept this weight pretty constant over that 3 year period...

I have morning sickness and am two months pregnant. What do I eat to get rid of this nausea?

I have morning sickness and am only about two months pregnant. This is my first pregnancy and I don't know what to eat to get rid of this nausea. What should I eat? Morning sickness does cause nausea and vomiting. It does not always occur in the morning however and may last the entire pregnancy....

I’m pregnant and my doctor prescribed iron supplements for me. What foods are high in iron so I don’t become anemic?

I'm pregnant and my doctor prescribed iron supplements for me. They constipate me so I quit taking the pills. What foods are high in iron so I can make sure I don't become anemic? First, discuss your problem with your doctor. He/she is the most appropriate person to suggest other supplements. The increased iron requirements of...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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’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...