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...

I began taking a colloidal mineral supplement daily and am pregnant.

I recently began taking a colloidal mineral supplement daily. I heard the tape "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" by Dr. Joel Wallach. Now I find I am pregnant. I am looking for information concerning taking these supplements during the pregnancy. I would appreciate any advice you can give me. Thank you. Colloidal minerals are molecules of...

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...

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 midwife informed me to avoid dairy products, sweets and fruits to lessen the congestion in my sinuses.

Recently my midwife, (I currently have a sinus infection and am 32 weeks pregnant), informed me to avoid dairy products, avoid sweets and fruits to lessen the congestion in my sinuses. I question her advice "avoid fruits" - she indicated that fruits (I'm assuming it's the sugars in fruits) increase more mucous. Is this...

I’m 3 months pregnant and have gained 9 pounds in 2 months.

I'm 3 months pregnant and have gained 9 pounds in 2 months. I'm not sure what I should eat. Fruits, especially citrus fruits are good, aren't they? My doctor gave me a list with haddock and whitefish on it. I don't eat those. What should I eat? You should slow your weight gain as you...

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...

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 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...