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Guest Post - Eating For Two?

Hello lovely Oh So Amelia readers. My name is Sandra and I blog over at Lara's Vintage. I'm here to share with you - See more at: http://www.ohsoamelia.com/search/label/printables#sthash.aHWcifnm.dpuf
Hey there OhSoAmelia Readers, My name is Lotte and I blog over at BericeBaby I am here to share with you guys eaiting while pregnant tips.

Hello lovely Oh So Amelia readers. My name is Sandra and I blog over at Lara's Vintage. I'm here to share with you - See more at: http://www.ohsoamelia.com/search/label/printables#sthash.aHWcifnm.dpuf
During pregnancy we tend to gain weight and have weird food cravings. But just because you're eating for two doesn't mean that you need to put on shed load of pounds or eat things that are unhealthy for you or baby. I am by no means an expert in this field but I would like to share what I learnt during my pregnancy.

While I was pregnant I often wondered how much is too much?
"For a normal pregnancy with moderate exercise 3 to 5 times a week, a woman only needs about 300 extra calories a day" Which isn't very much maybe an extra sandwich.

During pregnancy you want to avoid things such as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and of course the dreaded bloating. Eating unhealthily and gaining too much weight are the main culprits of these problems.

Having a balanced meal for an expecting mum is very important also make sure you include the following when planning your meals

Water - For hydration
Carbohydrates - For energy
Calcium - For strong teeth & bones
Protein - To keep nourished
FiberMinimize constipation

Foods to avoid when pregnant
There are certain foods that are potentially harmful when eaten while pregnant.
Under cooked eggs
Caesar dressing lovers this is off limits I'm afraid 
Deli meats
Can possibly carry a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes which is extremely harmful to your unborn child
Soft Cheese
Such as Bleu, Gorgonzola & Brie are unpasteurised and may also carry the Listeria bacteria
Fish (Containing Mercury)
Such as Sword Fish but having fish like tuna or bass once a week is fine. Any more then that could cause problems for your baby
Raw Fish
Sushi should be avoided throughout your pregnancy


I found that having a balanced diet and exercising frequently (but not too frequent - I'm pretty lazy) Helped me remain feeling good throughout my pregnancy journey.

And most of all I was able to give Hayden all the nutrients he needed to help him grow and develop into a big strapping young lad who is nearly a year old


3 comments

  1. Great article. I found your blog from The Naptime Review. I am now following you!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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    1. Hi Cynthia,

      Thank you for following, will pop on over to your blog for a read now


      Kerry

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  2. I was really great about following the only 300 or so extra calories a day rule until I hit about 9 months and now all bets are off. I've gained basically a perfect amount of weight for this pregnancy so I'm hoping a bit of over indulgence isn't going to kill me in these last weeks.

    And boy am I looking forward to having lunch meat again. Mmmmmm.

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