Fitness and Nutrition

How Do I Control Flatulence During Pregnancy?

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture


Dear Midwife,
Hi, I am 12 weeks pregnant with my fourth child, and suffering from bad flatulence. I was wondering if this is a common problem or a dietary issue.

I have bad morning sickness and have had with all my pregnancies, having lost 3.5kg since falling pregnant this time round.

Please help, as this is quite embarrassing. Thanks.

Early Pregnancy Fitness

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
I just found out that I am one month pregnant. I am on a very tight budget so it is difficult for me to go to the gym. I attend classes full time and I work full time.

I would like to know what is the safest way for me to get a workout that won't be harmful to my baby. I am also overweight and am concerned about my weight gain during my pregnancy. Please help me.

Do I Require More Calcium When Pregnant with Twins?

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture


Dear Nutritionist,
Hi I was just wondering if I should be taking more calcium than I am while pregnant with twins?

I take 120mg in my blackmores pregnancy tablets and,
600mg worth of caltrate.

I don't really have much milk, but I do eat a fair amount of cheese.

What level do I need to reach when pregnant with twins and should I take more calcium supplements to get there as I do not really like dairy products or is there something else I can eat?


So my husband and i just found out that we are pregnant and we coulnd't be happier. All we do is track the progression of what's going on inside my tummy! My family is excited FOR THE MOST PART but all my mother has to say is how careful you have to be especially in the first trimester! I had a scare with cervical cancer and was worried i wouldn't be able to have babies at all. Of course i know a miscarriage is always a possibility but how worried should i be. i am worried that i will stress myself out if all i think about is if i am going to lose the baby!?