Are you planning on getting pregnant, did you just miss your period and suspect you could be pregnant, or have you already confirmed that you are pregnant? If any of these are true, CONGRATULATIONS—you are about to become a MOM. But while this is definitely good news, you may be worried. Worried about whether you’ll be able to carry the baby full term, about morning sickness, your health and the health of your baby. Yes, it’s quite normal to be a little anxious, but it’s never easy. This blog post may help to alleviate some of your concerns, and give you a better understanding of what you can do to ensure a healthy and successful pregnancy.
So what can you do to minimize your level of worry? It’s actually quite simple—learn as much as you can about your pregnancy—but even then, it’s not always easy. Yes, knowledge helps, but it may not always protect you from your innate, emotional, motherhood response when it comes to the love of your child.
Learn as much as you can about pregnancy so that you can approach it with confidence and are better equipped to deal with those little emergencies that always seem to crop up — as opposed to from a point of fear. This blog can help you. While your doctor/OB can give you some of the information about your pregnancy, it helps to become self-educated even if you are a first time mom.
Early Signs of Pregnancy
Most pregnancy tests will be positive by the time you have missed your period. Other early signs of pregnancy include fatigue, feeling bloated, frequent urination, mood swings, nausea, and tender or swollen breasts. You may not have all of these, but it is common to have at least one or two of them.
Implantation bleeding: During implantation, light vaginal bleeding may occur. This bleeding is normal and harmless; however, if you suspect and think you are pregnant, visit your doctor or OB because the bleeding may be something else such as an infection, ectopic pregnancy, or miscarriage.
Nausea Relief: If you experience nausea symptoms, use ginger or lemon, something many new mothers-to-be find soothing. If this does not work for you, talk to your doctor about extra vitamin B6 supplementation that can alleviate nausea.
Backache, Bloating, Cramps, Breast Changes, and Constipation — “oh … the joy of motherhood”:
These symptoms emanate from the growth of your uterus, and hormonal changes going on in your body. Most people mistake these symptoms with those common during the menstrual period and often, many women think that they are about to menstruate instead of thinking that they are pregnant. These symptoms are normal and there is little you can do about them; however, if the backache and cramps are severe, talk to your doctor.
What is the Average Length of Pregnancies?
Youtube: Healthy Mom and Pregnancy
With proper nutrition you can reduce your risk
of having a premature baby by 15%.
Such are the wonders of a diet filled with fruits and vegetables. Researchers found that proper pregnancy nutrition — of vegetables, fruit, and fish reduced the risk of preterm delivery by 15%. (Click here to read the full story.) In addition, here’s what happens when you eat Juice Plus+ for 4 months:
How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy
Dr. Doug Odom, M.D., is an obstetrician/gynecologist and has studied healthy pregnancies.
“I’ve delivered literally thousands of babies over the past 30+ years,” says Dr. Odom. “And I’ve talked with expectant mothers about the importance of good nutrition ever since I started practicing. But it wasn’t until Juice Plus+® came along that I felt really comfortable recommending anything more than prenatal vitamins.” Watch Dr. Odom speak about health on YouTube below.
“I was always worried that something I recommended could turn out to be harmful to my patients,” he explains. “Juice Plus+® is whole food based nutrition – a wide variety of nutritional elements from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. That just made good sense to me from the very first time I heard about it. On top of that, it’s backed by a whole body of published, peer-reviewed clinical research that’s impressive in terms of both quantity and quality. You never see that with other nutritional products.” For a complete list of Juice Plus+ scientific studies (click here).
“JUICE PLUS+ FOR HEALTHY MOMS & BABIES.”
- Good nutrition is your first and most important step — “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” When we talk about food, we’re talking about foods that are rich in building blocks, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to nourish you and your baby.
- JUICE PLUS+: is a “rich-whole-food-supplement“ that is non-GMO and gluten free; contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives; and contains no added starch. Click Here to see their full product label.
JuicePlus+ provides you and your baby with important phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals with less than 1 gram of carbs per 2 capsules. Health and nutrition experts now recommend MORE than five servings of fruits and vegetables every day to dampen inflammation. That’s not always easy, but Juice Plus+ makes it easier. It helps supplement your diet with the most important active ingredients found in fruits and vegetables without their high sugar content. For a complete list of Juice Plus+ products please click here.
Whole fruits and vegetables provide the basis for many other Juice Plus+ scientific studies (click here).
“Juice Plus+ is backed by a whole body of published, peer-reviewed clinical research.
You never see that with other nutritional products.” Dr. Doug Odom, M.D.
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