"Wellness today. Our topic is food for pregnancy. I think we really should have called this. Show real food for PREGNANC- Z.. As Britney and I were researching for the show it became clear that there's just so much information to share about the food and the nutrition. That's it's needed to build a healthy baby and also the foods that keep us from or prevent us from having a healthy baby. We think it's important that all moms know how about both aspects what they should be eating and what they should avoid my name is Kara carper. I'm a licensed nutritionist. I also have a masters. I agree and holistic health and also a mom and Olivia just turned eight. She's in third grade and I'm really excited to be here with with Brittany Vincent my call today in Brittany. I don't know if you're if the listeners. If your clients probably know this Brittany is going to be Tom in a few months. So we're super excited for her Brittany's a registered Dietitian. She's going to share with us. How she manages everything that she does? Does she works full-time. She's able to shop and cook healthy meals and eat real food. Of course Brittany wants to develop a healthy baby a and b a healthy mom for her baby so spending that extra time in preparing real food. It's worth it right so lutely yes. It's a huge motivator. Say Cheryl Yeah and I think in addition to talking about the fact that expecting MOMS need to eat real no food which will build healthy babies and what foods expecting moms need to avoid. We also need to talk about symptoms that seem to occur for many women when they're pregnant so some of the common ones morning sickness with that. icke nausea heartburn constipation high. I blood presh- pressure station diabetes. And really the more I think about it. We need a two hour show to cover all of this but we're gonNA start on a positive note and we're going to talk about what expecting mom should be eating all right. Let's talk about that. We'll get to the stuff to avoid a little bit later later. When I was pregnant I was actually happy to learn and I think most moms are when they find out that they're pregnant? You need to have more calories. You need to eat more food. During the first three months most women need an additional one. Hundred two hundred calories per day and then As the pregnancy goes on you know they're going to need four hundred five hundred more calories per day. And you know not all calories are the same we know without. We're not talking about just fast food or chip calories. The calories really are best if they're coming from protein. We're going to talk a lot more about that meat. Eggs organic full fat dairy products. Additionally carbohydrates are best if they come from vegetables and fruit and of course I. We don't want to forget those natural healthy fats. A couple of examples would be avocados butter olive oil coconut oil olives. Things like that some nuts and seeds so some of you listeners. Know have taken our weight and wellness series. We've we talk about the work of Dr Weston in a price he's A. He was a dentist and nutrition researcher and he studied the Diet of traditional cultures. So historically mothers from these as traditional cultures have had healthy babies as long as women and men have followed the traditional diet. They produce healthy children but as soon as modern day foods were added. Health problems started to emerge children's started having poor immune function neurological defects tooth. I decay and psychological problems so Dr Price was a pioneer in discovering. That food really matters when it comes to having a healthy baby and some other to be. I'm really grateful for that research that he did do. Yeah it's such an interesting story is about Dr Brace. I really enjoy reading about all of that and to all of you expectant MOMS we understand a lot of things during pregnancy. See might be out of your control things like genetics your age family history but you do have control over your food choices and and your lifestyle things like exercise how much you're sleeping your exposure to toxins so those are all important things you have to focus on the things you can in control yes and when we look at the macro nutrients I believe. Protein is with auto doubt one of the most important ones especially Schley during pregnancy.."