The initial months are crucial because during these months the baby's growth starts. The nervous system growth and the organ formation also take place during this time. The baby grows physically and mentally and so good nutrition is very important during this time. What you choose to put on your plate affects you and your baby’s health not just in utero but for years to come.
Please do not go on a diet!.... you are not Fat you are Pregnant ..Be Blessed..
The pregnancy food must be balanced and have the right amount of essential nutrients for your pregnancy.Whether you like it or not but you should eat properly good food during your pregnancy so as to avoid any problem. You have to take care of your health as well the baby's health. So go for a good well balanced diet during this time.If you are already eating a healthy, well balanced diet, then you don't need to change. There are some changes in mineral and vitamin recommendations that can be supplied through a prenatal vitamin.
How can your diet have an impact on pregnancy?:Everything from mom's excessive weight gain, with risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, to adverse effects on developing fetus- malformations, poor neuro development, etc .
Pregnancy is not the time to try to lose weight. It is challenging enough to maintain a healthy diet and exercise while pregnant. Depending on your starting weight, your doctor will recommend an appropriate weight gain.
A vegetarian diet is perfectly acceptable in pregnancy. You should monitor your diet to make sure you are getting enough protein from other sources like beans, eggs, diary products and nuts.You can have a healthy mixed diet, to focus on only one group of food is not enough to meet all the requirements for our body. One needs proteins, veggies, carbs , good fats and fruits to work better.
Variety:The basis of a healthy diet should be a wide variety of vegetables, preferably organic-try vegies of all colors as colors represent key nutrients. Adequate protein is important, from beans, nuts, seeds, organic dairy & eggs. A moderate amount of fruit- whole grains. Avoid fried foods.
Iron:The thyroid is a gland that controls every aspect of our bodies including that of the developing fetus. The thyroid needs iodine to function properly.
Copper: Copper helps new baby's blood vessels and heart. If you eat a healthy, varied diet, you'll probably get enough copper. It's present in nuts, seeds, wheat bran cereals, whole grain products, dark leafy greens, and even cocoa products. Most prenatal vitamins contain 1 mg daily.
Pregnancy heart burn:heartburn often develops during pregnancy. For anyone with heart burn, it is recommended to not consume acidic foods, spicy foods, avoid caffeine, and avoid eating late at night. So yes, dietary changes can reduce heartburn.
Toxins:Exactly what is the full scope of a mother-to-be’s lifestyle on her unborn child? We’re reminded by our doctors to eat well during pregnancy, avoiding certain food products that, for example, contain mercury or are unpasteurized, in order to protect our babies from potential dangers to their development and health. Women are also encouraged to minimize stress while pregnant.
There are no of pollutants surrounds us. These pollutants found in carpet, furniture, and stain-proof coatings,bathroom, cleaning agents in kitchen and bathroom and so many we won’t even think that is surrounding in you. And even you don’t know the worst effect on your pregnancy and health of your baby.
More we will discuss in another blog.
Take care of your unborn baby.
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Dr Unnati Chavda
(Promoting pregnancy wellness)