Dear Fitness Expert,
Hi. I am Minoo from Tehran. I am past 3 months pregnant and I still have problems with morning sickness. I am nauseated by everything I eat and usually throw up. When I asked some experts they said it is normal.
Could you please guide me about what and when to eat, and the kind of vitamins I should use?
Your concerns about nutrition are normal. But there are things you can do to ease the morning sickness and get better nutrition for you. Please remember this -- your baby is getting everything he or she needs from your body. The baby is going to take whatever s/he needs.
Now, you need to make sure you get proper vitamins and minerals for you. Without proper nutrition, you will feel more tired and exhausted and could be more susceptible to colds/flu.
Here are some suggestions:
While you will certainly gain nutritionally from eating in this manner, you must take your prenatal vitamins.Let me know how this works for you, Minoo. We can always take a look at the kind of prenatals you are taking. Also, taking the vitamin with a glass of milk or soymilk will help.
Alexandra Allred is a former member of the US Women's Bobsled team, is an accomplished martial artist, and continues to teach kickboxing while juggling her career as a full-time writer and mother of three. She has interviewed hundreds of athletes, models, actresses, trainers, doctors, and health/fitness experts as she sought to find answers to her own questions about working out while pregnant, arranging breast-feeding around a training schedule, diet when pregnant and breastfeeding, and encouraging her whole family.
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