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Protein powder is an amazing tool for pregnancy, and there are many great protein shakes on the market for pregnant women. Pregnant mamas need more grams of protein per day for their growing baby bump, so I’ve put together a list of the best protein powders while pregnant. These protein powders are high-quality, safe and full of extra nutrients for pregnancy. It is very important that you ask your doctor about any of these protein powders you are considering. Protein powders are not regulated by the FDA, so analyzing the ingredient list is going to be really important. It is also important to ask if the product is tested for heavy metals, as that can be an issue with any dietary supplements. **Wanting a more detailed step-by-step postpartum program? Check out all our programs here! How much protein do I need while pregnant? Protein requirements change during pregnancy, just like…

I talk a lot about protein powder for breastfeeding mothers, and recommend protein shakes for weight loss, but are protein powders safe during pregnancy? The short answer is yes. The more extensive answer is yes, protein powder is safe during pregnancy if you choose the right protein powder. Pregnant women need to ensure they are getting enough protein, and protein supplements like shakes are a great way to do that. However, not all protein powders are created equal, and many of them are hiding chemicals, fillers and artificial sweeteners that completely outweigh the benefits of the added protein. On the other hand, there are some amazing protein powders that offer additional nutrients, clean ingredients and lots of protein that I consider safe and effective for pregnancy. I’m going to walk through what makes a safe protein powder, and why a protein powder is very beneficial for pregnancy nutrition. What Makes A…

Preparing and making freezer meals as a pregnant or new mama is so helpful for postpartum weight loss! As a new baby arrives, things get hectic. Life happens, family visits, nights turn into days, and before you know it, you’ve been eating Cheetos and Eggo waffles for a week. Preparing some yummy, healthy freezer meals before the baby arrives can really set you up for success in losing the baby weight, as well as keeping up your milk supply. In our programs, we focus on nutrition as the main priority in maintaining milk supply, which also has the bi-product of helping you lose the baby weight! Focusing on the right foods actually tells your body to use fat to make breast milk! **Wanting a more detailed step-by-step postpartum program? Check out all our programs here! Highly nutritious foods are going to be the best foods to focus on, and creating…

I’ve been able to prevent stretchmarks during three pregnancies so far. Preventing stretch marks during pregnancy takes some special attention and care for yourself, so your skin can slowly stretch as the baby grows. I am going to give a full rundown on caring for your belly, so you can hopefully prevent as many stretch marks as possible during your pregnancy. And guess what?! I am now pregnant with my fourth baby, so I am doing all of these things AGAIN! So far, no stretch marks at 24 weeks. Let’s see how we do the rest of the way through! Why do we get stretch marks during pregnancy? Stretchmarks happen during pregnancy because our skin is forced to stretch too far too fast. Because this happens in a way that is difficult for the skin to adjust to, scars form. Basically, the skin stretches so much that it can’t repair…

One of the fastest ways to lose the baby weight is to start preparing in the third trimester. The third trimester is super long, and by the time I get there, I am so tired of being big! Even with gaining mostly belly weight, I still get impatient for my body to return to normal. We’ll show you what a weight loss meal plan looks like for breastfeeding mamas, so you can create your own meal plan, but if you would like a step-by-step program to help you lose weight safely, check out our programs! **Wanting a more detailed step-by-step postpartum program? Check out all our programs here! I am pregnant again with my fourth baby, but only in the second trimester. I can’t wait to use these tips again (for a fourth time!), to start feeling like I’m getting back in shape before this new little one arrives. Losing…

Working out during pregnancy is extremely important, and many mamas run out of energy to keep up with their fitness once pregnancy hits. As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness specialist, and mama of 3 boys, I KNOW the importance of staying fit during pregnancy, and here are a list of reasons you can read. I am also pregnant – again! I am pregnant with my fourth baby now, and I can not express to you how important exercise is during pregnancy. I fail at exercise in the first trimester, and now that I am past that, I am starting to get back into my routine. If you want more details on a fit pregnancy, eating healthy and follow me through my fourth journey, head over to the sister blog, The Fit Bump. You will get so much there including free recipes, eating clean challenges, and workouts. Working out with a big…

**Wanting a more detailed step-by-step postpartum program? Check out all our programs here! There are plenty of ways you can successfully prepare for breastfeeding while you are still pregnant. If you properly prepare and get ready, then you will be setting yourself and your baby up for success! The liquid gold is so important, so making sure you have your body and mind ready is a big deal. If you would like a step-by-step program to help you lose weight safely, check out our programs! I am now pregnant with my fourth baby, and I can’t believe I will be breastfeeding all over again. These are the exact steps I will be taking as I get closer to my due date (October), and I can’t tell you how important your nutrition is during pregnancy. If you aren’t new to my blog, you know I created Milk Dust specifically for breastfeeding…

Yay, you know you are pregnant, but what do you do now? And guess what?! I am pregnant again with baby #4! You can find all my health and fitness tips over at The Fit Bump if you are pregnant with me! As a mom of three (soon-to-be 4), I have a list of very important things you want to do as soon as you find out you are pregnant. The initial news of pregnancy is so exciting, but it can leave you in a whirl wind of confusing thoughts and slight paralysis on what to do next! I’m going to walk you through 8 simple, yet very important steps to take as soon as you find out your pregnant. These steps will help you stay healthy, stay sane, stay comfortable, and gear up for your brand new baby! If you are here looking for the best aids for nausea,…

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is avoidable if a pregnant mama takes the right steps to stay healthy, eat the right amount and stay as active as possible. Weight gain during pregnancy is inevitable, and healthy as long as you don’t gain too much weight. With pregnancy brings appetite increase, cravings, aches and pains and difficulties staying active, which is a perfect recipe to gain too much weight during pregnancy. So how do mamas keep track and stop themselves from gaining too much weight? How much weight should a mama gain during pregnancy? As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, and creator of The Belly-Only Pregnancy Program, I am going to give you my 5 top tips to avoid gaining too much weight during pregnancy. How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy? Your health care provider will guide you individually on how much weight you should gain during pregnancy,…

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