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18 and Pregnant, Where Do I Start?

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture

QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
Ok well I just found out this morning that I am pregnant( I took 2 tests)( I am 18). I'm going to a doctor this Friday to get started on my journey but honestly I'm in a rut. I live with my boyfriend and 2 of our friends in a 2 bedroom and of course we don't eat right all the time. Between college and working nights its really hard to. I don't even know like what to avoid or what I should eat more of.

I really just don't know...Help ...Please..

Weight Gain

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture

QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
Help! I feel terrible about myself!

My question is about excessive weight gain during pregnancy. Before my pregnancy, I was very happy with my size - 5'6" and 128 pounds. I'm now 23 weeks pregnant and have gained 24 pounds. I'm worried that I'm on track to gain an excessive amount of weight. I'm too afraid to ask my doctor about this because she is very heavy and I don't want to be offensive.

First and foremost, the baby is doing great - very healthy and growing beautifully.

Can I Diet While Nursing?

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
I have a two-month-old son who is breastfeeding and hopefully will continue to do so for at least a year.

My diet has always consisted of tons of carbohydrates throughout the day. I would like to cut back on them to feel better about myself (sometimes after eating lots of carbohydrates it's hard for me to get up and move around because I feel so full) and to loose some of this after pregnancy weight. I am 5'3" and weigh 150 pounds. I am still about 25 pounds more than before my pregnancy.

Nutritional Advice for Men?

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture

QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
Hi. I'm 31 years old, my husband and I are both planning to have kids soon. We've been trying for the last 3 months of our 3 year marriage to have a baby but unable to do so.

Question -- most articles refer to nutrition for women. Do you have any advise for men to assist women in conceiving? We would appreciate any information you may have.

Thanks.
Mom Wannabe

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