As soon as we learned that we were pregnant with twins, we received a long list of to-dos and don’ts. We were told that our diet needed to change, even if we were healthy eaters before and that we need to ensure that we get the right nutrients for our bodies and the growing babies inside. Is it really different for twin pregnancies? Today we’re looking at how using prenatal vitamins might be different for twin pregnancies.
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You've heard the phrase "eating for two". So if you're pregnant with twins should you be eating for three? What type of nutrition does your body really need to foster a healthy twin pregnancy? Plus, what type of foods should you try to avoid.
When pregnant, having an "uneventful" or "boring" pregnancy is actually exactly what your medical care provider wants. A pregnancy with few complications will keep you "low risk". So, what exactly does having a low risk pregnancy look like? And what can you do to keep it that way?
What's the best way to handle picky eaters? How do you ensure your kids are getting all the nutrients they need when their diet mainly consists of mac and cheese?
So much is happening with your body during pregnancy. It's easy to feel lost, confused and even frustrated by all these changes. How do you overcome feelings of doubt and insecurity during a time that's supposed to be hopeful and happy?
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