THIRD TRIMESTER WEIGHT GAIN
For most women who are a healthy weight before pregnancy, weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds is normal and recommended during pregnancy. Women who are underweight before pregnancy may gain more, and women who are overweight or obese may gain less. Read more here!
ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY DURING PREGNANCY
It’s January 20, 1961. You flip on your brand new black and white TV to watch the inauguration of the 35th president of the United States, the youngest president ever elected. The picture is fuzzy, but his words ring through clear: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Those words inspire a generation of Americans to literally shoot for the moon. What the country didn’t know, though, was that their president, John F Kennedy, had Addison’s Disease, also known as adrenal insufficiency. Read our blog on The Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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PREGNANCY BACK PAIN: WHEN TO WORRY
When I was pregnant, it wasn’t until my second trimester that I began to experience back pain. It was a mild ache in my middle back, on the left side that persisted throughout (and beyond) my pregnancy. I did my very best, under the advice of my physician, to maintain my exercise regimen of stretching, yoga, and pilates, modifying the exercises to accommodate my growing belly. But still, the changes in my body caused me pain. This is not an uncommon occurrence for pregnant women. Read more here!
FUN AND INSPIRATION
Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our “Fun and Inspiration” section, which is full of photos, comics, and quotes that will make you laugh and give you inspiration during those hard days. Learn more here!