Keeping a Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

published on: 22nd february, 2021

Tons of advices are received by moms as soon as they announce their pregnancy. It may seem confusing or overwhelming at first, but it’s true that a new person growing inside has its own nutritional needs. Your baby will be counting on you, if you are healthy and well, so it is. If you are not, then you should consider following a healthy lifestyle for baby’s sake.

Following up with your doctor is always a good idea, there are some advices and information that you will be thankful on knowing as some habits that you will need to quit and adapt to punch of others.

Here are some advices for a healthy nine month journey:

  • A pregnant with a good weight should consider consuming around 300 more calories especially in her last six month since the baby’s needs have grown with its size. A perfect meal full of nutrients could be fruits and vegetables plate with whole grains.
  • Vitamins are crucial during your pregnancy. In order to keep your production of Iron high, you should consume more of it. . The iron in the prenatal vitamin helps both you and your baby’s blood to carry oxygen, while folic acid helps to prevent severe birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. Keep on your mind that supplements are not replacement for a healthy diet.
  • Drink more water. Staying hydrated keeps you prevent many of the common ailments such excessive sweating, hemorrhoids, bladder infections and many others.
  • Exercise. Movement helps boosting your energy and your mood. Walking is the best cardiovascular exercise for a pregnant yet there are plenty of great pregnancy-safe exercises, such prenatal yoga, weight training and swimming. Make sure to consult your healthcare provider about your exercises to stay safe.

Dr. Khaled Omar

Specialist - Obstetrics & Gynecology

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