Dietary tips for a pregnant woman

Dietary tips for a pregnant woman

March 1, 2017 Off By ridhi

Pregnancy is something which makes the would-be mother really very happy, and at the same time, she has to be very careful about all the steps that she takes for this nine-month long tenure. This is definitely not a very easy thing to do. But one has to take care of their health and also of their child who is growing inside their womb.

Pregnancy is one of the most wonderful feelings in a woman’s life, and it is a life changing experience for them. Through this phase one can learn a lot of things which they have not done earlier. There are lot of changes that happen to the body and the system. One has to take extra care of their movement and more importantly what they eat when they are pregnant. It is true that once you get pregnant you will always crave for your favorite food and those spicy foods which soothe your taste buds. But you cannot do that always. In fact, you have to cut down all those spicy and junk foods for the sake of your baby. But how will one know what to eat and what to avoid? It is always a good idea to take help of an expert on what to eat and what to avoid during pregnancy. During pregnancy, one always takes help from a gynecologist. There are many gynaecologists in Gurgaon if you are searching for one there who can help you with the diet chart or can recommend a proper dietitian for them.

But here are some major foods things which you definitely need to avoid when you are pregnant.

  • If you are fish addict, then you do not have to give away all your fish cravings. But yes, you need to stay away from some sea foods which can lead to your fetal damage. There are some fishes which has a lot of mercury in it. The consumption of those during pregnancy can lead to brain damage of the fetus. You should also avoid smoked sea foods and these fishes which are canned and frozen. They are not fresh and can form bacteria once they are consumed. Do not consume salmons or trout’s during this time. But you can always have fresh water fishes which contain a lot of omega 3 fatty acids and when they are freshly cooked they add up to the vitamin consumption.
  • Meat is an important thing when a woman is pregnant. This is because; they have protein. But try to avoid all the refrigerated or frozen meat because they can form bacteria. But if you cook refrigerated meat it has to be cooked over 73 degree Celsius so that the bacteria die and it becomes safe to consume.
  • Milk is a very important thing in pregnancy diet and everyone will recommend you to drink that in substantial amount. This is because; milk contains a lot of calcium, minerals, and proteins. But you need to avoid those dairy products which are unpasteurized because they can lead to food poisoning. Try to drink freshly boiled milk and also other dairy products which are made from pasteurized milk.
  • Try to eat vegetables which are very green and boil them thoroughly before you eat them.

Be careful on what you eat as you child is getting benefits from them.