I rarely talk about my personal life on T-Nation, so few of you probably know that I was recently married to my fiancee of 6 years on June 19th. I just found out last Saturday that she was pregnant, and I was going to be a Dad for the first time.
Besides simply being happy and wanting to share my news, I wanted to see if anyone had any kind of advice that I may not be aware that could serve useful for my wife, as well as my baby on the way.
I know that a solid prenatal as well as folic acid and fish oil are a given. Are there any others that have proven to be beneficial or important as well? Also, does anyone know of any risks of conjugated linoleic acid which is in Flameout to pregnant women? I know that’s perhaps a silly questions considering that CLA is found in dairy…but still, better safe than sorry.
I’ve also heard conflicting things about exercise. Some articles I’ve read have suggested no lifting, while others have encouraged it with lighter weight and higher reps and as she progresses to avoid any exercise which has her on her back or at risk to fall or drop a weight on her stomach.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.