Natural Way

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
Me and my fiancé have been trying to get pregnant for 8 months now, I am 19 and he is 20. I have just recently started taking pre-natal pills to help give me the nutrients that I need.

We feel that we are too young to need to start taking fertility supplements. Are their any natural foods or drinks we can use to increase our chances of getting pregnant

Weight Gain During Pregnancy?

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture


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.