Archive for October, 2009

Episode 14: Nutrition for You and Your Multiples

Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie

In this podcast we interview a Nutritionist with Northside Hospital - Natalie Flolo a registered dietitian. Guiding moms on how to stay and eat healthy before, during and after pregnancy

We ask questions to Natalie Flolo on Nutrition and getting pregnant, while pregnant with multiples as well as Nutrition after pregnancy …plus of course health and your figure after wards..every one wants those questions..

We discuss diet, exercise, pre-conception planning for you and your husband to your health and nutrition during pregnancy from healthy mom weights for multiples to educational features with vitamins, fluid intake and contractions to certain foods and stimulants that can be not healthy for pregnant moms. New nutritional facts while pregnant - Do you know about deli meat and fish consumption warnings while pregnant?

Those are just a few topics covered in this episode, plus helpful tips with a little guidance from MyPyramid Plan for Moms mypyramid.gov a guide for proper food groups while pregnant and after wards.

It is true there’s a bigger nutritional drain on a mother when she’s carrying more than one baby. It is hard…alot of times you think of “junk food” having higher calories, but it’s not always good for you. Having a nutritionist on had/ talking out food issues and cravings is very important for you and your babies

Be sure to check out our Quick Tips for health and maintaining weight while pregnant with multiples

This podcast episode is sponsored by Northside Hospital. Northside offers comprehensive services for mothers, fathers and their babies including pregnancy planning, lactation consults and baby care and everything in between. Northside Hospital for a lifetime of care - For more information visit www.northside.com

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Quick Tips on healthy weight gain while pregnant with multiples

It is true there’s a bigger nutritional drain on a mother when she’s carrying more than one baby.

Women pregnant with one child need 300 more calories each day; women pregnant with twins or other higher order multiples require significantly more calories to give their babies the nutrients they need.Your calories should come from nutrient-rich foods, not French fries and candy bars.

Which is hard…alot of times you think of “junk food” having higher calories, but it’s not always good. Having a nutritionist on had/ talking out food issues and cravings very important for you and your babies….

Here are a few Quick Tips on Gaining Weight that we have found worked for us while pregnant with our triplets.

It can sometimes be quite difficult for women carrying higher order multiples to gain the right amount of weight. We knew it was very difficult for us as our pregnancy continued to gain the right amount of weight.

Judee and I found that we were not as hungry as we used to be at the beginning of your pregnancy. This is because your babies begin to push on your chest and stomach as they grow, limiting the amount of food you could comfortably eat.

To keep gaining weight, we both tried some of these tips:

  • Eat foods that are rich in nutrients and calories: Seeds, Legumes, Yogurt, even Avocados are easy to snack on, but are rich in calories and those much needed vitamins and minerals.
  • Eat more often: Try eating smaller meals throughout the day, so that you don’t get too full, too fast.
  • Drink your calories: Try drinking milkshakes and fruit smoothies to increase your caloric intake. These drinks are healthy and will help you put on the weight more easily.

Make sure you check out: mypyramid.gov a guide for proper food groups while pregnant and after wards.

* Judee and Gillian are not nutritionists, just Moms of multiples who have both successfully given birth to triplets and share their experiences and tips. We hope you find our tips helpful!