THE RIGHT FOOD FOR PREGNANT WOMAN
Right Food is very impotant during pregnancy, both for mom health and also
for the health and development of be born baby. Every gram of protein, every
microgram of folic acid, and every drop of water your baby needs must come from
Every bite counts
Most nutrients aren’t stored in the body, so the food you eat is the only
source of the things your baby needs. Your diet also supplies your body with
the fuel and nutrients you need to make the next nine months a pleasurable experience,
ease delivery, and speed your recovery after your baby is born. That’s
why it’s important to eat well before you conceive and for the months
For you as Pregnant Woman, eating right:
- Helps maintain a healthy weight. The best indicator of how well your pregnancy
is progressing is your weight gain. Gain enough and you’ll improve your
chances of having a full-term, robust baby with a low risk of health problems
- Helps meet your increased need for iron and prevents anemia. Fatigue, reduced
resistance to colds and infections, and even mood swings often are the result
of iron deficiency. You easily can remedy iron deficiency with a healthful
diet that includes lots of iron-rich foods and an iron supplement.
- Provides needed energy. It takes energy to develop a healthy baby, and
that energy comes from calories–about 300 additional calories per day
above your pre-pregnancy intake.
- Speeds your recovery after delivery. Your body will require optimum energy
and nutritional resources to mend itself after your baby is born. Good nutrition
is essential for this recuperating process.
- Helps prevent common pregnancy problems. Fortunately, few women experience
serious complications during pregnancy, but most women do face minor nuisances,
such as heartburn, constipation, fatigue, and mood swings. You can avoid or
at least minimize all of these problems by maintaining a good diet.
For baby, eating right:
- Reduces the risk of birth defects. One of the most common types of birth
defects–neural-tube defects–can be prevented in many pregnancies
when the mother consumes the optimum amount of folic acid, a B vitamin found
in dark-green leafy vegetables.
- Ensures sufficient high-quality protein intake. In a healthful diet, meats,
chicken, fish, beans, milk, and eggs supply protein, the number-one building
block for muscles, ligaments, hair, fingernails, bones, brain tissue, blood,
and other tissues in your growing baby.
- Supplies calcium for bones and teeth. By the third trimester, up to 300
mg of calcium is going to your baby each day. Consuming 4 calcium-rich glasses
of milk will supply this needed mineral and prevent calcium from being taken
from your bones.
- Helps ensure a healthy birth weight. Following a nutritious diet and gaining
the right amount of weight during pregnancy will increase your likelihood
of having a healthy, robust baby. Adequate birth weight, in turn, will reduce
your baby’s risk of life-threatening illnesses.