As the embryo that is growing inside the mother’s womb depend on the food that mother consumes, it might be effect harmfully for the child’s growing inside the womb if mother having nutritional deficiencies during the pregnancy. So that during the pregnancy as well as breastfeeding stage mothers should consume foods with high nutritional value those compatible for the stages. From that the child inside the womb gets enough nutrition and also that leads to a healthy mother after the delivery.

Major Nutritional Facts In Pregnancy and Breast-feeding Stage

“Healthy bodies make healthy babies, so you have nothing to lose!”
- Heidi Murkoff (Author of the What To Expect series)

               As the embryo that is growing inside the mother’s womb depend on the food that mother consumes, it might be effect harmfully for the child’s growing inside the womb if mother having nutritional deficiencies during the pregnancy. So that during the pregnancy as well as breastfeeding stage mothers should consume foods with high nutritional value those compatible for the stages. From that the child inside the womb gets enough nutrition and also that leads to a healthy mother after the delivery

               So in this article I will guide you via important nutritional facts you should care about during the pregnancy and breastfeeding stages so that you and your child both could get better health. Let’s see…..

Preparation for the pregnancy stage

 For this important stage of mother’s life she must me prepare properly so that she could have a happy and safe delivery and after so. So the thing I’m going to tell you here is the pregnant mother have to prepare according to a proper plan for your pregnancy
Preparation for the pregnancy

               For this important stage of mother’s life she must me prepare properly so that she could have a happy and safe delivery and after so. So the thing I’m going to tell you here is the pregnant mother have to prepare according to a proper plan for your pregnancy

               The main thing in this stage mother has to plan is how to maintain a proper BMI value. There could be many ways that pregnant mother’s body weight can be increased improperly. If you wanna know about these methods and solutions for increasing body weight please focus on 8 Major Problems Pregnant Mothers Have And Their Solutions. It will help you to figure something out

               So by keeping mother’s BMI value in a proper limit in the stage she enters pregnancy can decrease the chance for overweight and underweight child births. As well as it lowers the risk to diabetes for mother during pregnancy

Healthy foods for pregnant mothers

 You should remember that meal plan of pregnant mother changes according to the stage of pregnancy because the amount of nutrition needed differ from stage to stage. The amount of food that has to be taken depend on basic two points. Those are mother’s activeness and her BMI value before the pregnancy
Healthy meal for pregnancy

               You should remember that meal plan of pregnant mother changes according to the stage of pregnancy because the amount of nutrition needed differ from stage to stage. The amount of food that has to be taken depend on basic two points. Those are mother’s activeness and her BMI value before the pregnancy

               For a successful pregnant stage mother’s meal should include every type of nutrition. In the first 3 months the nutrition need of mother slightly increases, and by the end of 3rd month it comes to maximum. It means after 28 weeks from pregnancy. I will summarize you how the meal should be

  • Everyday eat various food belongs to different nutritional categories
  • Drink adequate amount of water (8-10 glasses per day)
  • Take some foods with calories because the weight gain must be continue properly
  • Add food with fiber to the meal for preventing constipation
  • At least take one glass of milk or equal amount of milk product a day
  • Avoid alcohols and active or inactive smoking

               Try to make the meal pleasant and for her desire. So that she will able to get her meal well and there will be no nutritional deficiencies

Suggested daily food amounts during pregnancy

 In this here for your better understanding and easy, I will give you an example for the daily food plan a woman should take as a pregnant mother with the amount. So she can adjust according to that.
Suggested food amounts

 

               In this here for your better understanding and easy, I will give you an example for the daily food plan a woman should take as a pregnant mother with the amount. So she can adjust according to that. See the given list below

  • Rice, bread, other grains and yams (amount 7-11)
  • Fruits (amount 3-4)
  • Vegetables (amount 4-5)
  • Milk and milk products (amount 1-2)
  • Fish, flakes, meat and eggs (amount 2-3)
  • Cereals and oily seeds (amount 2-4)

Micro nutrients those should include in the diet during pregnancy

Iron

   This nutrient necessity is very much high in this pregnancy period. Iron is very important for the growth of the embryo, production of the increasing blood cells and for the growth of womb tissues                 Mothers should try to include adequate amount of iron-riched food in their meals. Especially since the beginning of the second three month period and during the breastfeeding stage. Because in those stages, the necessity of iron is very higher than the other periods. Some foods rich with iron are animal livers, beef, pork, fish, eggs, dark green leaves and cereals
Foods rich with iron

               This nutrient necessity is very much high in this pregnancy period. Iron is very important for the growth of the embryo, production of the increasing blood cells and for the growth of womb tissues

               Mothers should try to include adequate amount of iron-riched food in their meals. Especially since the beginning of the second three month period and during the breastfeeding stage. Because in those stages, the necessity of iron is very higher than the other periods. Some foods rich with iron are animal livers, beef, pork, fish, eggs, dark green leaves and cereals

               We have to take some agent foods for absorption of iron with these because most of them have low efficiency in absorption. But except for red colored meat. Their absorption is somewhat good. For a better process in the absorption of iron we can take foods with vitamin C with foods with iron. Because of the less belongingness of iron in the meal that pregnant mothers take, these days doctors suggest iron pills during pregnancy and breastfeeding stages

               Considering these iron pills, it is good to get them without getting any food (empty stomach). The reason is if mother is are getting the pills with tea, coffee, cola like drinks or calcium pills, the absorption could be less than proper one. But in a case mothers have problems with vomiting like side effects, it’s good to get the pills after a meal. If you wanna know more about this side effect please focus on 8 Major Problems Pregnant Mothers Have And Their Solutions. This will definitely help you find out some more things. It is more suitable if she gets the pills before bed with a mixed fruit juice so she can minimize painful feelings those are getting by some women. Keep in your mind to take these pills till 6 month since the child birth continuously. It balance the iron in mother’s body and prevent from anemia

Vitamin C

As I said above vitamin C increases the absorption of iron and lower the risk to infecting diseases. For getting the necessary amount of vitamin for the day mother should take 3 or 4 fruits. From that she can keep the proper health level that she needs in pregnancy. Some foods those are rich in vitamin C are fruits like guava, cashew, orange, lemon, papaw, pineapple and veges like tomato, beet and some green leaves
Foods containing vitamin c

 

               As I said above vitamin C increases the absorption of iron and lower the risk to infecting diseases. For getting the necessary amount of vitamin for the day mother should take 3 or 4 fruits. From that she can keep the proper health level that she needs in pregnancy. Some foods those are rich in vitamin C are fruits like guava, cashew, orange, lemon, papaw, pineapple and veges like tomato, beet and some green leaves

Folates

   Folates are necessary in the first few weeks in the pregnancy. Mothers can get better health results by taking folates before and during pregnancy. But most women don’t know exactly the time of the beginning of pregnancy. So if a women is planning to have a baby, she must get folate acid as pills from that day onwards.                 Some foods rich with folates are fruits like banana, pineapple, lemon, orange and many vegetables and green leaves as well as many cereals like soya beans, dhal, gram, and peanuts
Foods containing folates

               Folates are necessary in the first few weeks in the pregnancy. Mothers can get better health results by taking folates before and during pregnancy. But most women don’t know exactly the time of the beginning of pregnancy. So if a women is planning to have a baby, she must get folate acid as pills from that day onwards.

               Some foods rich with folates are fruits like banana, pineapple, lemon, orange and many vegetables and green leaves as well as many cereals like soya beans, dhal, gram, and peanuts

               By consuming the proper amount of folates in the proper time, the damages can cause in the nervous system of the baby is decreased and for the mom, she could prevent anemia

Calcium

As I said above vitamin C increases the absorption of iron and lower the risk to infecting diseases. For getting the necessary amount of vitamin for the day mother should take 3 or 4 fruits. From that she can keep the proper health level that she needs in pregnancy. Some foods those are rich in vitamin C are fruits like guava, cashew, orange, lemon, papaw, pineapple and veges like tomato, beet and some green leaves
Foods rich with calcium

               Calcium is also an important micro nutrient that need in higher amounts during pregnancy and breast feeding stage. The thing here is the amount of calcium mother takes in these stages are less that the proper amount, the calcium that needs to grow the child’s bones are getting from the mom’s bones and they are getting thinner. By decreasing this needed amount continuously for long terms, it can cause getting thinner of the bones of mother more and more and it can leads to osteoporosis too

               Some calcium riched foods are small fish, meat, eggs, peas, milk and milk products like cheese, curd, yoghurt, fruits like wood apple. By getting these food types in proper amount you pregnant mothers can keep their body calcium level at proper level and can prevent many harmful effects. Every clinics are issuing calcium tablets to the pregnant mothers for prevent deficiencies

Iodine

 Iodine also a major component women should have during their pregnancy as well as breastfeeding stage. By adding adequate amount of iodine to the meal mothers can fulfill their need and can prevent from deficiencies so that they can prevent some harmful effects
Salts containing iodine

               Iodine also a major component women should have during their pregnancy as well as breastfeeding stage. By adding adequate amount of iodine to the meal mothers can fulfill their need and can prevent from deficiencies so that they can prevent some harmful effects

Things about breast-feeding stage

               The most important about this stage is the necessity of amount of calories is higher than that of pregnancy stage. The fact I mainly focusing you is this. Whether the mother was having a proper increasement of the body weight during her pregnancy, she should continue getting a meal with all six nutritional categories are in there. Simply she must get a balanced diet after the delivery too. Also she must continue getting the iron and calcium pills according to her clinical advices. From that they and the child can gain a proper wellbeing and health

So now you know what the major nutritional needs of a women during her pregnancy and breastfeeding stages. So keep in mind if you are the watcher, keep herself healthy and happy physically and mentally. If you are the mother fulfill your all needs with these nutritional needs. So you will able to deliver a healthy child in future without having problems for your health. We all need that things. So keep it up and be safe guys…..

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good food from fresh ingredients”
- Julia Child (chef)
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