Kimberly A. Tessmer - Nutrition


Okay so my fiance and I have not been together for very long. We were friends for quite a while before we became a couple, and we quickly escalated to being engaged. I am very happy with my fiance, however, neither of us have previous children nor are we prepared. I am absolutely terrified! I don't know what all I need to do to optimize my baby's health in utero. If anyone has any advice or kind words to make this a little easier, it would be much appreciated. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you guys.

Calories During Pregnancy

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Dear Nutritionist,
I am 5 weeks pregnant and trying to determine a healthy diet for me and my baby. Before becoming pregnant, I was trying to lose weight and was on a 1500 calorie per day diet, losing about a pound a week. (I exercise 3-4 times per week, have a BMI of 22.5 and keep a detailed food log.)

Now that I am pregnant, I'm unsure how to adjust my diet. I no longer want to lose weight but I want to make healthy choices for both of us. I enjoy keeping a food log and like the idea of a concrete number in regards to calories to shoot for each day.

How Do I Control Flatulence During Pregnancy?

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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.