Nutritional tips for pregnant women
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle throughout pregnancy, as well as before and after, is important for both baby and mother. Giving birth to a healthy baby depends on your health status. For example, a baby’s teeth begin to develop between the third and sixth months of pregnancy that is why making smart food choices can help set your child up to have a healthy mouth for Life.
Lina’s and Dina’s diet center offers you the maternity program that helps you to make smart and healthy food choices, taking into consideration your nutritional requirement during pregnancy and the symptoms you may be suffering of.
These are some tips that will help you during your pregnancy:
- Eat a variety of healthy foods such as, fruits vegetables, whole-grain products, and dairy products.
- Take your vitamins and mineral supplements regularly.
- Folic acid: it is critical to reduce the risk of birth defects, take daily 600 mg supplement of folic acid and eat foods high in folic acid such as legumes, leafy green vegetables, and broccoli.
- Iron: Maternal iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency during pregnancy, take your daily supplement regularly and consume foods high in iron such as meat, fortified cereals, and leafy green vegetables.
- Our menu in Lina’s and Dina’s is highly rich in these food items to make sure you will enjoy a healthy pregnancy
- Watch your food intake, gaining much weight during pregnancy increases the risk of certain health problems and complications during childbirth. Also, women are more likely to have difficulties losing the extra weight after giving birth.
- To avoid heartburn and nausea, these are some tips:
- Avoid oily foods and spicy foods.
- Eat small frequent meals.
- Avoid drinking liquids with food.
- Do not eat right before bedtime.
Lina’s and Dina’s dietitians will help you to decide the appropriate portions and kinds of food you should focus on or avoid. Always put in mind the body will prioritize the baby, if you are not eating enough nutrients, the baby will use up what he needs and you will be left depleted.
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Edit by: Dietitian Reham