Every woman fears that the pregnancy will have a huge impact over her body, but a diet as we all know it isn’t going to solve the problem. It is very important that the baby absorbs all the ingredients that will help him develop properly. We gathered a list of 10 diet tips in order to help you get through one of the most hard, yet beautiful period of your life.
- Pregnant or not, breakfast still remains one of the most important meal of the day. If you’re experiencing morning sickness, try eating more food later in the morning.
- Now that you are carrying a baby, that doesn’t mean you must eat for two. You will probably feel hungrier than usual, but instead of giving up on the foods you love and aren’t affecting your baby, find the perfect balance.
- Eat your veggies! This is a piece of advice you’ve heard over your childhood. Now is the perfect time to put it in practice if you haven’t started already! Very important, don’t forget about the fruits as well!
- Remember the carbohydrates everyone that is trying to lose weight is avoiding? Your baby needs them, no matter what you prefer: bread, potatoes, pasta, breakfast cereals, rice, noodles, oats, cornmeal and yams.
- Drink plenty of liquid so you and your baby will not feel thirst. If this happens that means your body is already dehydrated. So try drinking it constantly even when you feel you don’t need to!
- Seafood represents a hot topic regarding what you should or shouldn’t eat while being pregnant. There are pros and cons that you should know. Fish and seafood contain omega-3 fats that are essential for brain development in the baby. The reason seafood isn’t indicated is because it contains more and more mercury from water pollution.
- Although liquids are important for your pregnancy, coffee, teas, alcohol or colas are not included in the “healthy list”. Previous studies show that there is a possible link between caffeine consumption and miscarriage or low birth weight.
- Soft cheese is also a no-no. Remember these types before buying them when pregnant: Feta, Brie, Camembert and a few more. They are prime candidates for bacterial contamination that can lead to complications during pregnancy.
- Always remember the benefits of iron and folic acid for your baby. The baby’s brain and vision will benefit from the consumption of iron and folic acid.
- Have we mentioned protein, but here are some foods that contain it: beans, eggs (boiled, not poached or raw), nuts, poultry and plenty more.
Every decision you make, include the opinion of your doctor also. Each woman is different and so is her body. Find out what works for you and what not and them make your own meal plan. As a last advice, don’t forget about daily exercise. It will help your baby and body at the same time. And this is what you wish the most: a healthy baby and body.