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It’s positive. You are pregnant! A completely new world of mixed emotions has suddenly opened up. Disbelief, contentment, acceptance, joy, and fears, the list is never-ending. However for most women, they are ultimately eager to face a roller-coaster of challenges in the next few months.
Being pregnant is one of the most breathtaking phenomenons endured by us. At no other point in our lives will we feel so many physical and emotional changes as we do when we are pregnant. You will witness your feet disappearing from your view and feel like you have become the host to a kick-boxing tournament inside your belly. All of these are the precious moments that you will treasure for life, and keeping in reasonable shape will help you enjoy everything!
Eat fish once or twice a week but make sure to avoid fishes high in mercury such as shark, marlin and swordfish because consuming too much mercury has a harmful effect on the baby’s nervous system.
Drink lots of liquid – water, diluted vegetable and fruit juices – to prevent dehydration and keep your kidneys and bladder healthy.
Try to resist the urges for too much sugar as your body can crave it when you are lacking energy or feeling tired (which you most likely will be at some point during your pregnancy!). Don't deny yourself the odd treat - let's be realistic, but if it becomes a frequent urge try and opt for a healthier alternative. Some of my fave healthy snacks are coconut yogurt with blueberries or banana, popcorn with a touch of icing sugar, grapes (or any delicious fruit) and smoothies!
Healthy, filling, pregnancy vitamin rich & YUM! Add some oats to give you a boost in breast milk supply when breastfeeding and voila, super breastfeeding smoothie!
Your fitness pregnancy program could include any of the following exercises:
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As you move into the third trimester of your pregnancy, you are probably more ready than ever to meet your baby – things can start to get quite uncomfortable at this point!
Your due date is getting closer by the day and you might be starting to get things prepared at home for when you finally bring your little guy or girl home.
The third trimester is both exciting and exhausting! Here are our tips for making the most of the final weeks of pregnancy.
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After generally feeling rubbish in the first trimester, the second trimester should – hopefully – bring some relief from any nausea and vomiting you may have experienced. You may also start to “pop” now (if you haven’t already) and you might finally announce your pregnancy to friends and family, which can be a huge relief, as it’s hard to keep such exciting news under wraps!
Here are some hacks to make the most of your second trimester …
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You might have sensed that something felt a little “off”, even before taking a pregnancy test. Then those two lines appeared, and now the fun really begins!
Every pregnancy is unique, and every woman’s body is unique. But there are a few things you can expect to feel and experience during those exciting, potentially scary yet amazing first 12 weeks.
Here’s what you need to know...