Nutrition

The “Re-using Leftovers” Pregnancy Menu

This post is one in a series of pregnancy menu helps. This menu consists of items that can be made from left-overs; it shares ideas to meet your pregnancy nutrition goals when you have the flexibility to plan ahead. The “Re-using Leftovers”

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The “Meal Prep on the Weekend” Pregnancy Menu

This post is one in a series of pregnancy menu helps. This menu consists of items that can be prepared in bulk on the weekend; gives you some flexibility in how much work you would like to put into the preparation. Many

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The “I Can’t Cook” Pregnancy Menu

This post is one in a series of pregnancy menu helps. This menu consists of items that do not require cooking; it shares ideas to meet your pregnancy nutrition goals with prepackaged foods in case you don’t like to cook or suddenly

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The “No Time to Cook” pregnancy menu

This post is one in a series of pregnancy menu helps. This menu consists of items that require very little cooking; it shares ideas to meet your pregnancy nutrition goals on the days when you are too busy to cook a meal.

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20 Snack Ideas for any Pregnancy Craving

The snacks you choose can go a long way in helping to ensure a good variety of foods for maximum nutritional benefit. One trick is to select snacks from the food group you generally have the hardest time getting enough daily servings.

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11 Quick Foods to satisfy pregnancy cravings

When you are running short on time, it can be very tempting to skip a meal or stop for fast food. You can eat a healthy meal in a rush, but you need to think beyond your basic meat and potatoes dinner.

Prenatal Testing

Group Beta Strep Testing (GBS)

Group B Strep is a normal intestinal bacteria that sometimes migrates from the digestive tract to the anal area. At 35-37 weeks pregnancy your midwife will ask you to test for Group B Strep. This involves taking a swab of the perineal

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Your Secret Pantry Stash for Pregnancy

So you are pregnant, and want to eat healthy, but… Maybe you cannot eat very much at a time because of pregnancy nausea. Maybe you don’t have the energy to cook your normal foods because of pregnancy fatigue. Maybe food aversions make

Prenatal Testing

Glucose Challenge

The Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) is used to screen expectant mothers for gestational diabetes. Because there are no signs or symptoms of gestational diabetes, the GTT has become standard for every pregnant woman. Your glucose levels will also be monitored using the

Prenatal Testing

Biophysical Profile

A biophysical profile is essentially a physical examination of your baby before being born. It is composed of five markers of health which are each scored between 2 (normal) and 0 (abnormal). The markers are: Fetal breathing movements Fetal movement Fetal tone