PREGNANCY NUTRITION AND PRENATAL VITAMINS! (12 WEEKS PREGNANT)


(slow guitar music) – Hey guys, welcome to my
pregnancy Wednesday weekly update. Guess what, I’m 12 weeks
along, which is so exciting. I’m entering the near my first trimester, so I’m feeling a lot better,
not as much morning sickness, and I’m able to stay up
past 9 o’clock at night. So I’m not quite as tired, I
still get a little sluggish in the afternoon and get tired, but, I’m feeling a lot better and adjusting. I found out that our little baby is about the size of a lime, it’s
over two inches now, so this is like, our
little baby in my belly, is this little tiny
size, which is so crazy, and so fun to think about because it’s already growing so
fast, and that’s so fun. I also found out that at
12 weeks our little baby can open and shut its little fingers, and it can open and shut its little mouth, its already practicing to
eat in there in the womb which is so cute to think about, which is so weird ’cause
you can’t feel any of it but you know that they’re in
there doing all this stuff and moving around in their
little water bed in there, which is so fun. I’m super excited to get farther along. At about 12 weeks I am almost 1/3 of the way done with our pregnancy now which it’s just, it seems
like such a long time when you think about 40 weeks, but it really just goes so fast. One of the biggest
challenges right now is, you know, the morning
sickness, the eating right, all of those things. When you’re pregnant, you have a super heightened
sense of smell, and taste. I don’t know if any of you guys out there have ever experienced that but like, whenever I walk in somewhere
everything smells like 10 times more than it normally should or you smell everything
and I actually work in food and so sometimes
when I walk into the kitchen I’m like, oh what is that smell, and it just like starts
bringing on that sickness, or the taste of foods is a lot stronger so sometimes it’s like hard to handle something that I used to like, like maybe fish, I really love fish, but kind of the smell of fish and, the taste of it being
stronger is just like, a little too much for
me to handle right now, and I’m also just like kind of sensitive to the foods that we eat, and cooking is actually really hard, ’cause raw meat is kind of always something
that’s bothered me anyways, and now even more like when
I’m cutting up raw chicken, or like have to touch it a lot, it just kind of freaks me out, makes me not feel very good, and then by the time I cook it and everything and it’s time to eat I’m like, oh, I just don’t
think I can eat this. So, we’ve been eating out a ton, which is so terrible,
because you really need to focus on your nutrition
when you’re pregnant and eat good, it’s a time
where you can kind of eat whatever you want because you’re not worried about your weight, but you need to make sure you’re getting good nutrition too. And so it’s hard ’cause sometimes you’re craving things like
nachos, like me right now, and you really should be eating lots of fruits and vegetables,
so that your baby has the vitamins you need. And so that takes me to
my next topic which is, Do you need prenatals? And I would say definitely, especially right now in
your first trimester, when you’re not feeling good, you’re not eating as good as you want to, you might have bad cravings, or you’re eating out a lot like me because you just are having
a hard time making dinner, and just having that motivation, and nothing tastes good or smells good. This is really important
that you take your prenatals so that you can get the
vitamins that your body needs. This is my favorite
prenatal, I have taken this with all of my pregnancies,
this is my 4th one now, and it is made by Nature’s Plus and it’s called Source of Life Prenatal. I get these at the health food store. The reason that I choose these over the prescription that
I am given by my doctor is because the one that
comes from the pharmacy is synthetic, and so sometimes those vitamins and minerals are metabolized differently in your body. What about I love about
these natural prenatals is that they come from
whole food concentrates, so these are actually the form of vitamins that occur naturally in food, and so, they are metabolized a lot
easier in your body and they’re absorbed easier
and all those things, and you know what I
have never had a problem with these prenatals hurting my stomach. I know a lot of women
give up taking prenatals because they take ’em
and they make them sick, they make ’em throw up, it makes their morning sickness so much worse, but I have never had a problem with these. You know if you do have
a sensitive stomach it’s good to take them like at night or right after dinner when you have a really full stomach, or at night when you’re gonna
go to bed, and you know, you’re kind of out of it so
that you don’t feel them. Another option is, also
at the health food store, with Nikoi I was a lot sicker and so I would take a liquid prenatal, which because it’s in the liquid form it’s a lot easier for your
body to break down and digest, so you get a lot more minerals, it’s also a lot easier on your stomach when it’s very sensitive during that time, and I did not mind the taste at all. I was a little freaked out
thinking about drinking vitamins, but it actually just
tasted like carrot juice. And I thought it was actually really good, and I really enjoyed
doing that so if you have a sensitive stomach and you’re pregnant, you’re having a hard time
taking your prenatals, you should definitely try the liquid kind or try a whole food, a natural prenatal that you can find from
your health food store. So, I hope that helps you guys, and for any of you out
there who are watching that are pregnant, thank
you for joining us, and I can’t wait to see you guys next week at 13 weeks pregnant. Thanks for watching guys, see ya.

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