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The Best Foods To Eat At Every Stage Of Pregnancy And Post Birth
Section: Healthy Eating Tips & Advice
“..Instead of lurching from saintly food habits to a chocolate binge, tailor your diet to each stage of your nine months. Say hello to your new eating rules
Research suggests half of British women are confused by the food advice given during pregnancy. We’re supposed to eat healthily, but what and when? The latest approach is to tailor your diet to support your baby’s development at each stage of pregnancy. And, as it’s what your body needs, it suits your cravings, too. Bring it on.
Stage 1: The Early Weeks
Before you conceive and during the first month of pregnancy, you’re laying down nutritional reserves to benefit your baby. So, what should you stockpile? ..”
15 Pregnancy Power Foods By Sally Kuzemchak from Parents Magazine parents.com
These healthy choices have the nutrients that you and your growing baby need.
“.. Fortified Breakfast Cereal
You knew folate was important before conception and during your first few weeks of pregnancy, but your needs for the B vitamin stay high the whole nine months. Experts advise getting 400 micrograms per day through vitamin supplements or fortified foods (breakfast cereal is an easy way to do it, since many brands contain 400 micrograms per bowl), and another 200 micrograms through foods that are naturally high in folate, such as asparagus and black-eyed peas…”
Nutrition During Pregnancy: 10 Do’s and Don’ts By Suzanne Schlosberg fitpregnancy.com
Healthy prenatal eating isn’t just about avoiding—it’s about choosing wisely.
“…1. DO LOAD UP ON THE “BIG 5” NUTRIENTS: FOLATE, CALCIUM, IRON, ZINC AND FIBER
Before conception and in the first six weeks of pregnancy, no nutrient is more vital than folate (the synthetic form is folic acid). This B vitamin can reduce the risk of neural-tube defects, such as spina bifida, by a whopping 70 percent…
3. DO LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE TO PESTICIDES BY CHOOSING ORGANIC AND LOCALLY GROWN FOODS WHEN POSSIBLE
“The developing immune system is so much more sensitive than the adult’s,” says Rodney Dietert, Ph.D., professor of immunotoxicology at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, whose research has linked prenatal pesticide exposure to later- in-life immune dysfunctions…”
Iron and Pregnancy: Why You Need It, How Much, and How to Get It By Paige Fowler parents.com
Iron is a crucial mineral needed during pregnancy. Here’s why and how to get enough for you and your developing baby.
“..Why You Need Iron
First, some basics: Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout your body. During pregnancy, your body supplies blood and oxygen to your baby, so the demand for iron goes up to keep up with the increase in blood supply. In fact, you need about twice the amount of iron—27 mg per day—than you do when you’re not pregnant.
In addition to taking a supplement, upping how much iron you’re getting in your diet will also make a difference. Not all iron-containing foods are created equal, however. There are two types of iron: heme and non-heme. Non-heme iron is mostly found in beans, vegetables, dried fruits, eggs, whole grains, and iron-fortified products; heme iron comes from animal sources, such as red meat, fish, and poultry. “Your body absorbs heme iron best, so it’s a good idea to especially focus on those foods to help keep your levels up during pregnancy,” Blake says. She recommends downing two servings of red meat per week during pregnancy…”
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12 Great Pregnancy Exercises fitpregnancy.com
Our favorite workouts will help you stay active and get ready for baby.
Exercising While Pregnant: How Much Is Too Much? By Jocelyn Voo fitnessmagazine.com
In the past six months, we’ve seen several pregnant women — including a ballerina, a CrossFitter and a marathon runner called out in the media for continuing their strenuous exercise regimens. So how much exercise is too much when you’re expecting?
” The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy
There’s long been documentation that exercise during pregnancy has its benefits. Paul Sorace, MS, Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners and a teacher at the American Fitness Professionals and Associates, lists the following:
Decreased risk of gestational diabetes & long-term obesity
Control of gestational diabetes
Improved energy levels
Improved posture Improved muscle tone, strength, endurance
Possible faster delivery
Enhanced recovery from childbirth
Reduced bloating and swelling
So the short answer is: yes, exercise during pregnancy is good. Which types and how strenuous they should be is the real question.
7 Smart Ways to Exercise Safely During Pregnancy from American Baby parents.com
Working out is an important part of having a healthy pregnancy. Here, ob-gyn Elizabeth Pryor, MD, shares how to make sure you stay safe as you get active.
“..Don’t lie on your back
Avoid exercise that requires you to lie flat on your back — like crunches — after the first trimester. This can decrease blood flow to you and your baby…”
Top 6 Simple and Safe Exercises During Pregnancy
Consumer Health Digest
“..Hello would be mom,
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Pregnancy doesn’t mean that now you can sit back and watch TV. Taking care in pregnancy is very much important but along with exercise. Here we have collected some simple and safe exercises for a healthy pregnancy.
1. Pelvic Stretches
This is considered as the best pregnancy exercise for normal and less painful delivery.
Swimming helps to regulate heartbeat, strengthen your muscles, prevent muscle injury and keeps your body fit during pregnancy.
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Sal: I personally don’t recommend this with the Chlorine, unless your swimming in “fresh” or “salt” water outdoors!
This is another helpful exercise that contracts and loosens your pelvic muscle during pregnancy to reduce the pain during delivery.
Walking is highly recommended during pregnancy as it prevents constipation, restlessness, and high blood pressure, so walk slowly at least 30 minutes daily.
5. Low-impact aerobics
Low-impact aerobic is very effective low-intensity workout which keeps your heart and lungs healthy in pregnancy
Yoga is very useful for normal delivery and keeps your entire body fit and healthy during all the difficult days of pregnancy.
Regular exercise will keep you and your baby healthy and can make for an easier pregnancy and labor, and a timely recovery after delivery.
So have a happy pregnancy and Follow us on ConsumerHealthDigest.com..”
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