Lifestyle during pregnancy : Sport & Physical Activity

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We know now, that sport and physical activity are important, even essential at any stage of a human being’s life. Pregnancy does not break this rule. But why is it so important ? Wouldn’t it be, in the contrary, dangerouse both for mother and child ?

A lot of studies were conducted throughout many decades since the middle of the 20th century to finally conclude that pregnancy is recognized as a unique time for behavior modifications and is no longer considered a condition for confinement. Continue reading

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The importance of a well-balanced diet during pregnancy : Preventable risk factors

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All these recommendations about macro and micronutrients are great but very difficult to follow. So what concequences could happen if a pregnant woman underfed or overfed herself and her unborn child ?

But much more important, what could happen if a pregnant woman does not care about what she puts into her mouth ? In addition to an inappropriate nourishment, cigarettes, alcohol, and even caffeine are a concern during gestational and lactation periods. Continue reading

The importance of a well-balanced diet during pregnancy : Micronutrients

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As we have seen in the « Macronutrients article », Carbohydrates, fats and proteins cannot work alone. Once the sources are ingested, macronutrients need help to begin their metabolization and that is when the Micronutrients come into play.

Moreover, during pregnancy and lactation, nutritional requirement increase to support fetal and infant growth as well as maternal metabolism and tissue development specific to reproduction. Therefore, in order to provide the nutritional requirements and avoid fetal growth retardation and congenital anomalies, a proper vitamins and minerals intake is essential. Continue reading

The importance of a well-balanced diet during pregnancy : Macronutrients

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This article is the first one of a serie about pregnancy that is going to be published throughout this month of December and maybe January too. Why ? Because the coldest  months of the year are the most productive ones when it comes to baby conception… 😉

Everyone knows that following a well-balanced lifestyle, which means a diet filled with high-quality nutrients, is the most essential element to help our body stay healthy as long as possible.

But do you know that you could be predisposed to some diseases because of what your mother ate when you were only a fetus inside her belly ? Keep reading and you could surprised how much food is significant during pregnancy for both child and mother. Continue reading