Kimberly A. Tessmer - Nutrition

Do Certain Foods Help to Conceive?

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QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
I was wondering if there are certain foods and vitamins to help conceive. I have two healthy boys. After having my boys I was on birth control for two years. First I tried the pill and that got me sick then I went on the shot for about 9 months and then took my self off the shot to try the patch so that I could get pregnant right away when were ready. The patch only lasted a day because it got me really sick. I took it off the second day.

Can I Lose Weight While Pregnant?

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QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
Hello. I'm a 28-year-old who recently found out she was (unexpectedly) pregnant. I realize I'm a little behind the power curve, but I have every incentive now to improve my health. My diet is varied and I eat lots of fruits/vegetables/nuts/lean meats. I just haven't been disciplined enough to limit my portion sizes.

Weight Gain During Pregnancy?

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QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
I am 26 years old and 17 weeks pregnant with my first baby. In the first trimester I lost 9 pounds due to not feeling well and lack of appetite. Since about week 13 my appetite has better, but I have still only gained 2 of the lbs back.

How quickly should I be gaining and do you suggest any certain foods to help? I have added a boost supplement daily and try to eat a well balanced diet with many snacks in between my meals. My doctor checked my thyroid levels which were normal.

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