Seafood Safety During Pregnancy

As always, Cindy’s Baby Bump wants you to have a healthy and safe pregnancy, so when it comes to seafood, keep it moderate and keep it cooked! Of course we want you to ask your own doctor what they think about different types of seafood, but if you’re worried about getting enough Omega oils in your diet, a supplement like the Cindy Whitmarsh Ultra Omega Oil can give you what you need!

Can We Really Avoid Stretch Marks?

You can spend a ridiculous amount of money on pills and creams (some of which shouldn’t be used during pregnancy!), but it’s not about what you put ON your skin, it’s about what you put in your body. Now, stretch marks do have a genetic component, but by nurturing your body from the inside-out will help prevent them. The Ultra Omega Oil offered on Cindy Whitmarsh Fitness will keep your skin moisturized and you’ll notice a definite difference! Stay hydrated, keep weight gain reasonable, get rid of the junk in your diet (NO SODA!), and don’t stress!

Caffeine & Pregnancy – How Much Is Too Much?

Save some money and stop buying those crazy expensive coffee drinks! Would you consider switching to green tea? Get your energy naturally from the healthy foods you eat every day – your baby will thank you for it!

Who needs sleep anyway??????

OMG 3rd Trimester, last few weeks and sleeping is an issue! I wish someone could knock me out before I hit the pillow! Gavin likes to play football around 2am. Thats not fun. Anyone have any sleep advise? The doctor told me WARM MILK!!!!!!! Are you kidding me? PUKE! What else you got? Anyone?

What are Safe and Effective Pregnancy Workouts?

30 minutes of cardio, 5-6 times a week will definitely keep you feeling fit and healthy. Swimming is a-ma-zing, power walking is something you can do anytime and anywhere, using a stationary bike, and low-impact cardio classes are all terrific options. Maintaining (or even increasing) lean muscle mass will keep your metabolism on fire. There are fun workout videos as well as easy-to-use exercise tools like tubes, balls and jump ropes are all available on the Cindy Whitmarsh Fitness web site,

Do you have Pregnancy heart burn? What not to eat!

Here’s the story on some common acid reflux triggers that may—or may not—affect you. Of course, it’s best to avoid the foods that bother you.

High-fat foods tend to relax the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) muscle, which usually stays tight to keep acid in the stomach and out of the esophagus.

Spicy foods can irritate the lining of the esophagus leading to heartburn in some people.

Tomatoes, citrus fruits, and onions are acidic and trigger heartburn in some people.

Mint, long thought to aid in digestion, tends to stimulate reflux in people with acid reflux disease.

Alcoholic drinks can damage the lining of the esophagus and the stomach. And fermented beverages, like wine and beer, can also increase the production of stomach acid.

Caffeinated drinks—including coffees, teas, sodas, and even hot chocolate—are a problem for some people with acid reflux disease. Even decaffeinated coffee, although better than regular coffee, is still acidic and can aggravate heartburn.

Sodas, even if they’re caffeine-free, can trigger heartburn because they are carbonated.

Tips to help you prevent acid reflux symptoms

Eat your last evening meal or snack at least 3 hours before bedtime. Most of the food in your stomach is digested within 3 hours. Once food is digested, it cannot back up into your esophagus when you lie down
Have smaller meals. Eating large meals creates pressure in your stomach. This pressure can force acid from the stomach into your esophagus, causing heartburn or other acid reflux disease symptoms

What not to say to a pregnant woman!

OMG! Why is it that people just don’t know what to say to a pregnant woman? Here are a few of my favorites! Tell me yours! Cindy
1. Wow! You have really popped! What I want to say: First of all, don’t start your sentence with WOW when you see me and yes I’ve popped I pregnant you jack!
2. Ahhhhhhh! Do you feel fat or do you feel pretty? What I want to say: First of all, my baby and I are healthy, so thats all I care about and walk your skinny butt away from me before I show you how I feel!
3. Oh! You are due in Oct? Wow! That seems so far! What I want to say: Really? Does it seem far to you because its a lifetime to me! Go away!
4. I just love the pregnant belly (as they rub me down). What I want to say: I don’t even know you! What are you touching me? My senses are heightened and you smell like garbage, GO AWAY!

Ok, those are just a few! Ill share more later! I’ve got plenty! Cin