Pregnancy is such a wonderful yet mysterious place in a woman's life until that big moment: Delivery. And it seems like eating takes on a new meaning for the new mom to be. We know there is a new being developing and naturally; eating seems to be of great concern to birthing a healthy baby. … [Read more...]
Pregnancy Nutrition and Diet
As you may have heard the adage: "you are what you eat". How relevant is that for the pregnant mom and baby? Some research shows that how one eats affects how one feels. Read more on how nutrition and the food we eat affects pregnancy and why it's important.
Another important aspect of pregnancy nutrition is drinking plenty of fluids. Pregnancy is largely made up of water. This mom-to-be must drink eight 8 ounce glasses daily. What does fluid do for mom? It helps her get rid of unneeded items in her body, keep her skin soft, reduce swelling and urinary … [Read more...]
Protein is very important in pregnancy. This helps the cells reproduce in the baby. Some examples of a serving of protein would be: 3/4 cup of low fat cottage cheese, 1 3/4 cups of low fat plain yogurt, 3 ounces of skinless chicken or turkey, 3 1/2 ounces of fish or shrimp, 5 or 6 ounces of tofu, 1 … [Read more...]
Beta Carotine is the next nutrient and is thought to reduce the risk of cancer, has disease fighting phytochemicals, reduces constipation due to natural fiber content, promotes rapid cell growth, assists with development of healthy bones, skin and eyes. Beta-carotene also known as vitamin A. It is … [Read more...]
There are seven other types of nutrients needed during pregnancy that are important for the developing baby: vitamin C foods, Calcium rich foods, vitamin A foods, zinc, selenium, magnesium, and iron rich foods. Some monitored fatty acids are important for baby's development and mom's health. Again, … [Read more...]