Pregnancy Nutrition Tips
When pregnant, will receive a lot of pregnancy nutrition tips. You will without a doubt get plenty of good advices but you will also hear a lot of myths such as the one that you have to eat for two during pregnancy. Since healthy nutrition plays the key role in healthy pregnancy, we have collected the top 10 pregnancy nutrition tips every woman should follow before, during and after pregnancy. Hopefully, they will make it a little bit easier on you because it is not difficult to get confused when being literally “bombarded” with all sorts of tips and advices.
Here are the top 10 pregnancy nutrition tips which will help you conceive, have a successful pregnancy and provide your baby everything he or she needs for healthy growth and development before and after birth:
1. Lose excess weight before trying to get pregnant and consider a pre-pregnancy checkup. You are highly recommended to deal with any health issues and aim to reach a BMI of 20 to 30 before you try to conceive.
2. Start with a healthy diet and regular exercise a few months before you try to get pregnant to boost your immune system.
3. While you are trying to conceive, increase consumption of foods which are high in folic acid, magnesium, vitamins B12 and D, and zinc or take prenatal vitamins.
4. Continue with healthy diet and exercise when your pregnancy test finally gives you a positive result because your baby depends exclusively on nutrients obtained through the developing placenta.
5. Your diet has a dramatic influence on your baby’s growth and development throughout your entire pregnancy. Eat a nutritionally balanced diet in order to provide your baby all the essential nutrients and take your prenatal vitamins as instructed by your doctor.
6. Be sure to eat lots of foods which are a good source of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) because the studies suggest that pregnant women who do not obtain enough of this vitamin are at increased risk of developing preeclampsia, a condition which can be very dangerous for both yourself and your baby.
7. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables which are high in vitamin C which will further boost your immune system, reduce the risk of infections and help your body absorb iron. It is also needed by your baby for collagen production.
8. Increase your daily caloric intake by another 200 calories in the third trimester of pregnancy.
9. Be sure to continue with health diet after delivery, especially if you are breastfeeding in order to provide your baby the optimal amount of essential nutrients. The foods you eat have a dramatic influence on “quality” of your breast milk.
10. Resume exercise after delivery as soon as you get your doctor’s approval and stick to a healthy diet.
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