our body with healthy nutritious foods that can improve our fertility, and pave the way to a healthy pregnancy. It also helps to strengthen the growth of the baby. The food that we eat , it is very important that we eat good healthy food , and stay fit I, it depends what type of food we eat , based on the food that we intake our body heals and grows and gets its strength and energy. So when you are pregnant it is equally important to get a lot of rest and eat good healthy food, as we have to eat for two people.
You can make an appointment and visit a Nutritionist for further advice. There are certain important "do"s that we need to keep in mind
- 10 micrograms of vitamin D each day throughout your pregnancy and if you breastfeed under the supervision of your GP
- 400 micrograms of folic acid each day - you should take this from before you are pregnant until you are 12 weeks pregnant under the supervision of your GP
- Colic Acid is important as it can help birth defects the dosage is according , and under the supervision of the GP. Women with a history of diabetes, or neural tube, are directed by the physician to take more than an extra dose . Colic acid should be taken up to 12 weeks of your pregnancy. You should also eat green leafy vegetables , eat cereals, bread brown rice, and margarine are rich in frolic acid.
- VITAMIN D: At the stage of pregnancy it is important take vitamin D to strengthen our body. Under the supervision of the GP 10 micrograms of Vitamin D is required during your pregnancy. Vitamin D is also found in fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines ) which are rich in fish oil , to strengthen the babies bones , otherwise it could lead to child having rickets,and bone defects in children.
- IRON: Iron is also important for the body, if you do not have enough iron in your body you can be anemia. Eat lean meat(veal/lamb) green leafy vegetables, dried fruits, like nuts, almonds contain iron, peanut rich in iron
- VITAMIN C: Helps protects health cells . Oranges, citrus fruits , tomatoes black pepper,
- CALCIUM: It is very vital for making your baby's bones and teeth. Dairy products and fish with edible bones - such as sardines - are rich in calcium. Breakfast cereals, dried fruit - such as figs and apricots - bread, almonds, tofu (a vegetable protein made from soya beans) and green leafy vegetables - such as watercress, broccoli are all good supplements of calcium