- Q How can pregnant women avoid heartburn?
Frances Largeman-Roth, Nutrition & DieteticsHere are some tips on avoiding heartburn during pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association: Lay off spicy foods. Try not to eat a large meal right before going to bed (no later than two hours before bedtime). Prop yourself up on... Full Answer
- Q How can I prevent gas while I'm pregnant?
Frances Largeman-Roth, Nutrition & DieteticsTo stifle gas when pregnant: Avoid the foods that make it worse. If cabbage and other cruciferous veggies (Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower) make your belly expand, avoid them, deal with the consequences, or cook the crunch out of them.... Full Answer
- Q What medications should I avoid if I'm pregnant or trying to get pregnant?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineHere's a list of medications you should avoid while pregnant: Accutane for acne. Aspirin - In rare cases, baby aspirin may be recommended in the first trimester to moms who have repeated miscarriages. Once outside of the first trimester, aspirin and... Full Answer
- Q What exercises help eliminate diastasis recti?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThese are some exercises that will help tighten your core and eliminate the separation in your abdominal muscles some women have after giving birth (called a diastasis recti). And ultimately, this can be your lifelong program for strengthening and... Full Answer