While caring for your growing baby’s needs, it can be all too easy to neglect oneself’s needs, especially for mothers who often put others’ needs before their own.
Today, we want to get into how to nourish your body and thrive in the process. When mommies’ needs are well-met, so will their babies’.
Protein is a building block towards essential cell growth and development for both baby and you, particularly during your 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
Foods such as eggs, dairy products, poultry, lean meats, and seafood are good sources of protein. For plant-based options, nuts and beans are some great alternatives.
This B Vitamin (also known as folate) is crucial in preventing birth defects in babies. Thankfully, folic acid can be found in a variety of natural foods, including leafy greens, whole-grain cereals and pasta, citrus fruits, beans, peas, and nuts.
As your blood volume increases in order to support baby’s growth and development during pregnancy, so too will your need for iron. Sufficient iron is needed to prevent anaemia.
Be sure to include vitamin C-rich foods in your diet as they enhance iron absorption.
Everyone needs calcium daily. Our bodies can’t make them on their own, so getting calcium straight from rich sources such as dairy products – cheese, milk, and yogurt – is best. Other common sources include dark leafy greens, calcium-fortified products and of course, supplements.
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