Weight and pregnancy: Update on 10 Myth

There are many false truths circulating on weight gain during pregnancy. Difficult to distinguish between true and false: “Take a pound a month,” “No need to pay attention,” “we must eat for two”, “no, it depends on the size”: The result is a bit of panic!

weight and pregnancy

Once past the first month in which the weight is usually well controlled … Comes to the fullness that sometimes goes to some carelessness food. So where do we remain vigilant and where can we make concessions to a nutritional point of view?

1 month of pregnancy: You and baby at 1 month of pregnancy

You have signs of early pregnancy but it is not seen yet from the outside. However, during the first months, many changes are taking place and you will have to be careful in many ways.
Priority: confirm your pregnancy
The pregnancy test is 99% reliable. Its big advantage is that it gives you immediate results. Take this test about 10 days after fertilization or suspected within days of the alleged return of the rules (at least three days), it will confirm your pregnancy.

Ask your gynecologist to prescribe a blood test, only 100% reliable evidence … but we must wait to know the result!

The development of your baby at 1 month of pregnancy
The egg has implanted in the uterine lining.
At four weeks, your baby has a heart; a stomach is the beginning of the organogenesis, i.e. the creation of its principal organs. Members do not really stand out: one speaks of pallet members. The nervous system is developed.
The sense organs begin to develop. There is talk of embryo even though it has yet no eyes or mouth.
At this stage, baby floats in the amniotic cavity connected to the outside of the egg through the umbilical cord training.

Leading cause of infertility

The vast majority of couples with infertility does not know the cause of the problem and are subjected to treatments that are doomed to fail.

The most common cause of infertility is the failure to timely diagnose the disease or diseases that originate, which is very common when there is vaginal discharge.

Large number of couples suffering from infertility for years does not really know what prevents you from getting pregnant.

And all have been subjected to all sorts of expensive laboratory tests.
And they have also suffered from costly and dangerous interventions, such as laparoscopy, and more importantly, to no avail.

Infertility is an increasingly common problem for the occurrence of cases that did not exist. Some examples are:
1. New contraceptive methods accepted despite its serious consequences, such as the contraceptive implant or deposit type.
2. The use of contraceptives without proper precautions, which is very frequent, p. eg. the device is excellent, safe and economical, but that is usually placed carelessly and without proper controls, facilitating the production of ectopic pregnancy and pelvic infections that impede fertility.
3. The radical use of contraception as vasectomy and tubal ligation.
4. The use of toxic substances that harm both men and women at the time of attempting pregnancy.
5. The use of hormones for livestock used for food later.
6. The emerging metabolic diseases caused by the new eating habits.
7. Hormonal and metabolic deficiencies caused by harmful diets currently fashionable social standards to meet unrealistic.
8. Possible affects not yet studied and that could come from contamination of any kind caused by the excessive use of hazardous energy sources.

Nutritional advice during Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is the period between egg fertilization until birth, which lasts about 9 months. From that moment begins a new life, and changes in the mother’s body are very important.

Both ovulation and menstruation are inhibited. The uterus, to accommodate the fetus, also progressively increases in size, being 50 gr., Normal state, can weigh a kilo in the last months of pregnancy.

The breasts increase in size, appear vomiting, and nausea, increased urination as well as the desire for sleep.

Given these and other changes experienced by women during pregnancy, should be answered through an adequate nutrient intake. This does not mean eating for two, and in an exaggerated manner, but must be nurtured to ensure both the nutrition of the baby as his own.

The fundamental change is the formation of new tissues of both women, placenta and fetus. Moreover, given the weight gain is experienced, it should also increase caloric intake, to maintain all vital functions.

This requires a diet or a balanced diet, varied and correct. The role of food will ensure both the health of the baby and mother. Therefore, feeding during these 9 months should not be subject to fads or topics almost always misunderstandings that can lead to considerable danger for both.

Tips to consider:

1. It is always best to choose fresh foods, avoid canned, cooked, frozen or ready to eat.
2. With regard to ways of cooking, the best are grilled, steamed, boiled or baked.
3. Do not take fried, chipped, sautéed and breaded daily, consuming only very occasionally.
4. Avoid high fat meats, sausages and meats.

Tips for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy means some changes in you, not only physical but also emotional, but these changes do not have to be negative. For this to be so, we offer a few tips that will help make your pregnancy more enjoyable and that after the do not feel any negative change.


1. Pregnancy is a unique and exciting experience, which has women and men share the experience. There is nothing pathological, at first, so enjoy the pregnancy.

2. From the moment you know you are pregnant, see your obstetrician for her pregnancy check.

Prepare to Be Mom

prepare-to-be-momBeing a mother is a job that we learn over time, but will an advantage if you prepare through special classes for new parents.

Now that is waiting for its small, and crazy to have him in her arms soon, you may wonder if you’re really prepared for it. Between moments of deep emotion and expectation, it will probably be moments of doubt and uncertainty. You may worry about the time of delivery, or are considering breastfeeding or if you know what to do when he cries.

It is natural that these thoughts cross the minds of expectant mothers during pregnancy, especially after hearing all your family and friends comment that having a baby is hard work. While what you say is true – raising a baby is one of the most difficult tasks we can undertake – is also true that there are many things you can do to feel confident in front of his new “job.”


Most pregnant women decide to give birth in a hospital. Other pregnant women wishing to have their baby in their own homes. Here are some points to consider if you are thinking about having a home birth.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG, for its acronym in English) does not support programs or individuals who provide home births. According to ACOG, the majority of women give birth without any problems, but complications can occur rapidly even in the most healthy women. If this happens, you need special medical attention immediately to protect the health of the mother and her baby. This type of care is not available at home.