Eating Protein Without the Meat
Getting enough protein can be a struggle for women who don't eat meat. What are some of the alternatives to include in your own healthy diet? Coach Joe tells us what we should know!
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"I think the most meaningful things to me have not been the words, but the intentions- my husband is always telling me how hot I am, and I can tell he actually means it, which I think is a miracle at this point. And my in-laws have been super supportive- my MIL and FIL both starting crying when they found out we were pregnant! Tears of joy! Its meant a lot to me to have them react so positively about their grandbaby. Also, my husband has started praying for me and the baby every morning before I go to work- it means so much!" -- MOMMAMARIPOSA - 10/23/2012 12:54:49 PM
"My Hubby asked me if i'd like it if he took the older 2 kids to the store this afternoon when he gets home from work so i can sleep or do whatever i want. He's SO thoughtful! It is especially nice since one of our neighbors showed up drunk at our door at 4 AM last night, and i have mono to begin with! Poor guy is tired too, but still thinks bout me getting my sleep!" -- REGGIMARIE - 5/7/2011 3:44:50 PM
"My husband and I try to help each other as much as we can. I can't say that I'm pampered and treated like royalty, nor would I feel comfortable to be like that, but I certainly appreciate a neck or back massage or when he vacuums while I clean the house. He is protective of me and the little growing baby, and he is the one that would not let me put myself in a dangerous situation. We may feel and look the same or think we're the same, but yet we're not. Our bodies are changing: hormones are raging, a little life is being nurtured in there, our immune systems are a little off, our thyroids have to work harder, our boobs are changing, and yes, we do feel more vulnerable. Because we are more vulnerable, pregnant women do need the love and support and understanding of their spouses and families." -- NEWENGLANDER25 - 3/17/2010 10:29:18 AM
"I have received indifference and lack of consideration with morning sickness, for being so tired and not in the mood for anything. On the other hand, I have received lots of kind and beautiful words and compliments from friends and some relatives, but at the end of the day I can say that a pregnant woman needs a lot of TLC in order to make it through her pregnancy and all the challenges that come with it. My heart goes to all the women that have cold or indifferent partners at home, if they only knew what their woman is going through!" -- EVELYNQ - 2/25/2010 5:31:35 PM
"The compliments and pampering we recieve as pregnant women serves as an encouragement and gives us the strength to carry on, although we can survive without them, it feels so wonderful to know you are loved and appreciated even when you feel cranky." -- PINOCCHIO - 12/7/2009 4:35:51 AM
"i appreciate that my husband is not treating me like I'm a fragile little thing. I still do pretty much the same things that I did pre-pregnancy. I'm moving closer to my six months and i'm still going to the gym and do things i normally do. I don't like to be pampered thinking that i'm going to have rougher and heavier months ahead and that i have to go through labor to give birth to my baby. i like to keep my confidence and for me i keep it by keeping active and strong. though i do i love it when i get my way from time to time or when my husband tells me i look like i just swallowed a melon and my arms and face look essentially the same when i feel like i'm gaining a lot of weight! ... :-D" -- MOMMYDIANNE - 8/19/2009 7:41:58 PM
"I felt empowered while I was pregnant, and hardly like I needed to be waited on. I did all my normal chores, but then again I had an easy pregnancy. I think if there is a lot of morning sickness or other issues then a woman should be catered to, if not suck it up...this is what our bodies were meant to do." -- CLEVELAND34 - 8/17/2009 10:47:17 AM
"pregnant women don't need to be pampered or waited on hand-and-foot. but they also don't need to be treated as if something is wrong with them. this is one of the most important things we'll do in our lives. yes, we need to take care of ourselves but face it - you're gonna get big. i am 27 weeks along and i get compliments here and there which i enjoy. what i don't like is how everyone seems to think you can't do anything. we all need to have confidence w/in ourselves women have been doing this since the begining of time. how awesome are we? we create and give birth to life!" -- KASEYS_RYOT - 2/11/2009 4:00:01 PM
"my DH is supporttive, but in NO way overly papmering me..I am still working at almost 38 weeks and LO measuring 43 weeks, cleaning housews for my business, i think alot of women are treated normally." -- BECKYBF - 2/11/2009 7:55:35 AM
"I can understand why some women would upset or even jealous of how other women are being almost pampered and treated like royalty when or whilst they were pregnant. I know when I was first pregnant with our eldest child, I felt like that nothing was in my control or even allowed for me to splurge on. With our second child, my husband was alot less needing to help. Now though he has become very annoying because he wants to help but he doesn`t do it right. He keeps on getting in my way or something like that. Right now though he is stating that my skin is very soft, almost newborn. This embarasses me and annoys me when he says it infront of family and friends. Don`t get too upset if people look like they are having a great pregnancy, usually the baby changes that." -- CHANTEL12A - 11/10/2008 10:38:30 PM
"This article makes me angry. Not every woman gets treated even remotely nice when she is pregnant. My boyfriend is excited about the baby but in no way supportive towards me. He encourages me to count the calories on everything that goes in my mouth.. Makes comments if I'm still hungry after I eat. NEVER tells me anything positive about myself or the way I look. Gives me a hard time if I don't feel up to exercising one day. He never touches me or kisses me or anything. Plus I work more than full time, have an 11 month old, and do all the housework by myself. He works less than part time some weeks (otherwise he doesn't work at all) and wants me to rub his back when I get home from my job. It sucks. He wasn't like that before we decided to have another baby." -- BRITTANY1123 - 10/17/2008 5:24:31 PM
"My husband has been wonderful through this. He's my second husband and I hadn't realized how alone I'd been through my first pregnancy until I was able to share everything with him this time around.
Doing everything from rubbing vitamin E lotion on my tummy every night, to putting my things by the door so I don't forget them in the morning to ~whispers~ trimming my toenails when I couldn't reach... all while still telling me how lovely he thinks the curvy new me is.
The next best thing? My classmates... I restarted my bachelor's degree this spring with some coworkers and they've seen me grow and grow. Well, I don't really have a lot of female friends, and never thought I'd have a baby shower... but, they threw me one before class two weeks ago. I was SO TOUCHED by their thoughtfulness and generosity.
And one thing I won't forget... my big sister (doesn't have kids, doesn't want them, but, is a first rate auntie to my son) expressing how happy she is that my husband and I are able to have another child. It wasn't just her complimenting me on what a wonderful Mom I am. That's special enough, but, also her complimenting what a wonderful Father my husband has become and will be, was really touching." -- MISSDORKNESS - 10/17/2008 9:37:54 AM
"Great article! All of the comments made me go back and relive some of the comments I've gotten in the past. The best, most heartfelt comment I've gotten was from my mom and she said "you look so healthy!" I've had some problems being overweight and to hear her say that and mean it, meant a lot!" -- MYCRZYLIFE - 1/14/2008 10:59:48 PM
"The first ones to know that I was pregnant this time was my sister in law, her mom, and her cousin." -- SEXYTWEETY - 8/4/2007 11:42:29 AM
"The first person who knew I was pregnant was my best friend Rebeca, because she was on the phone with me when I took my HPT. She was so excited she said "you are such a mom already, I know you are going to be the best mom. I'm so happy for you." It really means a lot to me that my best friend thinks I'll be a great mom." -- BECKABOOAZ - 2/4/2006 7:16:46 PM
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