BBL 019: Pregnancy Diet Made Easy

Eat food, grow baby. It seems so simple – but the reality is that a nourishing pregnancy diet can be confusing. Conflicting advice, various choices, and disagreement among “professionals” makes things, well, complicated. The good news is, good pregnancy diet doesn't have to be tough – and the best news is a proven, healthy prenatal diet does exist. This podcast covers the basics!

This podcast is actually a recording of one of my recent online childbirth class sessions. The last month and a half have been some of the roughest in my life will illness, injury, and lots of unexpected events. I've missed one podcast and didn't want to miss another – so enjoy the “class” and I will hopefully be back with live episodes and interviews soon!

In this episode I cover:

  • Why pregnancy diet is really simple (but not too simple)
  • How “300 extra calories a day” shortchanges you… and your baby
  • The wisdom of “Every Mother Wants a Healthy Baby”
  • How to handle great prenatal nutrition, even on a budget (and even when you're busy)
  • Why calories don't count (unless they're processed)
  • I'm not knocking veggies… but this is more important
  • The importance of dairy, seafood, eggs, and meat in a pregnancy diet
  • The real scoop on protein, salt, and fat in your diet
  • Will the real pregnancy super foods please stand up?
  • Getting the most from your grains (and why beans are a best friend)
  • The most important message you can get about your pregnancy diet

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Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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