It is very much a necessity for everyone to maintain a good and healthy diet but it becomes more crucial when you are pregnant. A healthy food regime is a must for you when you are pregnant. At the same time you must not forget that you have to eat for two. As a matter of fact the baby eats what you eat. The baby gets its nourishment from you so you must consume as much as you need for both of you.
While you are pregnant you should always make sure that you never skip a meal, especially the morning breakfast. It is imperative that you don’t missed the breakfast as the baby inside you has almost certainly been in want for food since midnight when it woke up. You won’t feel well if you wait for long so you better be more concern about what your body wants.
Daily four to six servings of dairy products is a healthy supplement for a healthy pregnancy. Most dairy products like yoghurt, milk and cheeses contain calcium which is good for healthy development of baby bones. Further calcium supplements will be good too.
It is important that you maintain the right quantity of food daily. Vitamins are good for you and your baby so are vegetables and fruit servings. Servings of sweet potatoes are also good. Also supplement you body with regular fluid intake. Water and simple lime juice are recommended.
Avoid soda and caffeinated drinks during pregnancy. Also stay away from unpasteurized products and junk foods. Once in a while, you may give in to temptation, but never let your temptations overcome you. The same rule applies for certain seafood menus. Seafood such as sharks has high mercury content and must be avoided.
Seafood and pregnancy does not go well although some seafood items are permissible. To be on the safe side and avoid pregnancy complications and childbirth complications, stay away from these foods.
Apart form following a healthy food regime, you should also take up a light exercise regimen during pregnancy which includes swimming or walking. Exercising during pregnancy will help you to remain happy and healthy and keep off stress.