Drinking diet shakes during pregnancy

Drinking diet shakes during pregnancyDiet shakes are intended to replace all or some portion of meals, with the goal of reducing calories. In and of themselves, they may make for a good "snack" during pregnancy, but they should not replace a well-balanced diet. In general, dieting for weight loss is discouraged during pregnancy. The fetus needs a full supply of calories and nutrients for normal development. A balanced diet that allows for a total weight gain of about 30 to 35 pounds is usually sufficient for this. The supplements added to many...

Using my microwave oven during pregnancy

Using my microwave oven during pregnancyThe dangers of microwave radiation, much like the dangers of cell phone and other non-ionizing forms of radiation, have absolutely no basis in scientific fact. Microwave radiation can't change the molecular structure of anything, because it simply doesn't have enough energy to break apart chemical bonds. To put it in perspective, plain old visible blue light has many, many times the energy of a microwave, and can break apart weak chemical bonds (this is what causes photochemical smog). Microwaves actually h...

Taking vitamin C during pregnancy

Too much Vitamin C can cause cell damage in the fetus. You should consume a normal amount of vitamin C when you're pregnant. The recommended daily amount is 85 mg for pregnant women age 19 and older. The maximum is 2,000 mg per day. If you're taking prenatal vitamins, you'll be getting vitamin C in that supplement. You'll also get some from the food you eat. If you decide to take more, remember to keep the total under 2,000 mg.