BIGGEST CONTEST EVER! Colleen’s Story.

Colleen is now 29 weeks pregnant.  If you haven’t been following Colleen’s story, or if you would like to read it again, click on “Colleen’s Story” in the blog tag cloud to the right.  This will bring up all blog posts about Colleen.

*Every individual is unique and will have different nutritional needs. The recommendations I make for Colleen may or may not benefit other women who have similar experiences. The nutritional advice given to Colleen is based on a specific, detailed health and lifestyle assessment. They will not apply to every pregnant woman. If you are interested in a personal assessment for yourself, please send an e-mail to karen@natureprenatal.com.

Colleen’s assessments and recommendations are much more detailed than what is in this blog post. Here, I am sharing her most important issues and some random topics. The information that is shared between me and Colleen is extensive and continual.

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Colleen has talked to her doctor about the importance of calcium, fish oil and supplementing.  They have decided that she will eat a balanced diet to provide the nutrients she needs.  I am happy about this!  I do believe that supplements are not necessary when proper food choices are made.  But, it’s important to be aware of what foods provide those essential nutrients.   It’s easy to say ‘I’ll get what I need from my diet’, and then eat all the wrong foods.  Some food sources of calcium are dairy, beans, nuts, seeds and leafy green vegetables.  Colleen should be eating plenty of these foods every day to maintain the much needed calcium for herself and her baby.

Colleen is feeling great and getting excited!  I can’t wait to hear the good news and introduce the newest member of her family to the world very soon!

 

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