Health: Food & Fitness


Pregnancy Glucose Test Alternatives to Test for Gestational Diabetes

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 By Kate Horney
Pregnancy Glucose Test Alternatives to Test for Gestational Diabetes | Baby Chick

Many women are unaware that there are alternatives to the syrupy orange or grape drink that is used as the traditional pregnancy glucose test. When I was pregnant with my boys I opted not to take the pregnancy glucose test that requires drinking glucola and instead used an alternate method of testing. After checking out […]

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Can You Eat Sushi While Pregnant?

Sunday, September 9, 2018 By Lauren Ramirez
Can You Eat Sushi While Pregnant? | Baby Chick

Can You Eat Sushi While Pregnant? Pregnancy is an incredibly special time in a woman’s life, and many women who have waited years to conceive or even those who were surprised to see those tiny blue lines appear begin thinking about baby’s health and development rather early. Though there are many old wives’ tales about […]

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How to Prevent Pregnancy Leg Cramps

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 By Kate Horney
How to Prevent Pregnancy Leg Cramps | Baby Chick

Leg cramps are one of the most common symptoms women experience when expecting.   As pregnancy progresses, your legs begin carrying extra weight and your expanding uterus is putting pressure on the veins that return blood from your legs to your heart as well as on the nerves leading from your trunk to your legs, […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

Thursday, August 23, 2018 By Jennifer Scott
5 Ways to Reduce Swollen Feet During Pregnancy | Baby Chick

Pregnancy is considered to be a beautiful, life changing experience by most.  But that doesn’t mean everything that comes along with pregnancy is beautiful. One of the most notorious side effects of pregnancy are swollen feet. Now, swollen feet may seem to be an insignificant problem, but it can often be much more problematic and […]

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3 Tips for Dealing With Morning Sickness

Monday, August 20, 2018 By Kate Horney
3 Tips for Dealing With Morning Sickness | Baby Chick

For many moms, pregnancy can be brutal in terms of morning sickness & queasiness. Studies show that between 70 to 85 percent of pregnant women experience this during their first trimester with nausea usually beginning around the sixth week of pregnancy. Since you may not be getting all of the nutrients you need from food […]

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3 Easy Freezer Meals to Make Before Baby

Thursday, August 16, 2018 By Kate Horney
3 Easy Freezer Meals to Make Before Baby | Baby Chick

When you’re a new mom who is tired, sleep deprived, and has a newborn attached to you 24/7, the last thing you want to do was go to the grocery store and then spend hours in the kitchen to make a healthy meal. To make things easier on you, consider stocking up on crockpot freezer […]

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Decoding Pregnancy Cravings

Thursday, August 16, 2018 By Kate Horney
Decoding Pregnancy Cravings | Baby Chick

Your baby is a REASON to make a healthy choices a priority . . . but when pregnancy cravings hit, it’s often hard to stay on track with a healthy diet! As pregnancy progresses, the enlarging uterus takes up more room in your belly and puts more pressure on your stomach. Eating smaller, healthy meals and […]

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6 Hip Opening Stretches To Do During Pregnancy

Friday, July 20, 2018 By Nina Spears
6 Hip Opening Stretches During Pregnancy | Baby Chick

Stretching and exercise is so important during pregnancy. Why, you ask? Well, now that you’re carrying around extra weight and fluids, it can make you feel sore, tired and downright uncomfortable. Stretching during your pregnancy helps relieve your aching joints, reduce muscle tension, relieve lower back pain, increase flexibility, help you relax, and, BEST of all, better […]

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4 Activities to Relieve Pregnancy Back Pain

Thursday, July 12, 2018 By Kate Horney
4 Activities to Relieve Pregnancy Back Pain | Baby Chick

Back pain during pregnancy is a common struggle that occurs later in pregnancy as your baby grows. In fact, studies show that two-thirds of women experience pregnancy back pain. As pregnancy progresses, your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in the joints of your pelvis and your center of gravity changes as you gain weight. These […]

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Moms On-the-Go

Thursday, June 14, 2018 By Kate Horney
Baby Chick

Studies show that people who eat the wrong food for breakfast or skip breakfast all together, have problems with hunger, energy, metabolism, concentration and are more likely to gain or have trouble losing weight. If you want to start your day off on the right foot, it’s important to fuel yourself with a healthy breakfast […]

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