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Category: Prenatal

Learn all about your pregnancy in the prenatal category, with articles related to prenatal stimulation, exercise, nutrition, well-being, and more.

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Sex during the second trimester

During the second trimester, intimacy with your partner could become more comfortable. During this period, your body will be more

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Sex during the first trimester

Is having sex during pregnancy dangerous? As long as your pregnancy is going well and smoothly, you’re able to have

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Caffeine intake and its risks

According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), caffeine intake must be limited to less than 200 mg

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Preclampsia: symptoms and risks

Preeclampsia can pose high complications during pregnancy as it is characterized by protein in urine and arterial hypertension. Approximately 5%

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes developed during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester. Having gestational diabetes means that

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Weight gain during pregnancy

Your ideal weight during pregnancy is given by your Body Mass Index (BMI), which comes from your height and weight.

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Risks of alcohol during pregnancy

According to WHO (World Health Organization), around 276.000 newborns die each year due to some birth defect. The birth defects

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Fluid retention

Why do we retain fluids during pregnancy and how can we prevent it? Swelling is common during the third trimester

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Food for a restful sleep

Nowadays there are many distractions nowadays and bad habits that could really take a toll on the quality of your

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Fighting indigestion

Your body goes through a wide range of changes during pregnancy, including hormonal fluctuation. This causes your body and digestive

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The benefits and risks of fish

It’s recommended that pregnant women eat food rich in omega 3, bit it’s also important to avoid seafood with high

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Foods to avoid

When it comes to your diet during pregnancy it’s recommended to eat certain foods and avoid others since their consumption

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Portion control

Minding quantity and quality of the food you eat during pregnancy is important. Calculating portions could be tricky if you

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Hooray for Vitamin B!

Enjoy the benefits of what you eat! Foods that are rich in nutrients are key to your physical and mental

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The importance of folic acid

The consumption of folic acid is considered a must by doctors, is recommended by the media and widely known amongst

the four types of foods: protein, carbs, fats and vegetables and fruits

Nutrition: quality vs quantity

Quality comes before quantity. It’s very important to pay attention to your diet’s quality before and during pregnancy since the

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Nutrition: 2 for 1

In order to take care of your health, you must be mindful of the things you eat. In this stage

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Nausea-proof habits

Is nausea keeping you from enjoying your food? Don’t worry! Feeling nauseous is completely normal during the first trimester since

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