Quit any unhealthy habits, adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle. Try to maintain a healthy weight, start taking prenatal vitamins, and let your doctor know that you're trying to conceive so she or he can provide preconception counselling.
Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant. It includes your checkups and prenatal testing. Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy. It lets your health care provider spot health problems early. Early treatment can cure many problems and prevent others.
The fertilized egg transits through the Fallopian tubes and settles into the thick layers of the waiting uterus.It forms its initial attachments and immediately begins to draw nutrients from the area as it begins to form.
If you don’t get enough vitamin D when you’re pregnant, your baby’s bones can become soft. This means that they are more likely to break, and your baby is also more likely to develop a bone condition called rickets. Getting enough vitamin D when you’re pregnant helps your baby get enough vitamin D too, and also increases your chances of having an uncomplicated pregnancy.
Breastfeeding helps you to bond with your baby, but it also provides your baby with most food and nutrients that he or she needs to grow and develop, including most vitamins and minerals. The foods you eat are important, as the nutrients from these pass from you to your baby in your breast milk.Breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. DHA and ARA started to be added to infant formulas because researchers realized that they were a component of breast milk. This is just one more reason why breast milk is the ideal nutrition for your baby.
You should definitely continue to take iron supplements while breastfeeding. Breast milk has tremendous nutritional and immunologic value for infants, but the iron content may be insufficient as the infant grows. To make sure that both your baby and you have adequate iron for health blood production, you should typically continue your prenatal vitamins while lactating.
The only association that is known between nutrition and birth defects, is the lack of vit B12 (folic acid) and a higher incidence of spina bifida. Taking prenatal vitamins will prevent this. in general, good nutrition will assure you and your baby the best chance for good growth prenatally. Folic acid is should be supplemented during pregnancy to prevent neurological problems in the developing newborn. A general multivitamin with Folic acid is recommended. Vitamin D and Calcium should be in the multivitamin as well as Iron.
Every diet should include proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fat. Dietary reference intakes (DRIs) are recommended amounts an individual should consume daily of certain nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. During pregnancy, the DRIs are higher for many nutrients.
If you are a normal weight before pregnancy, you need only an average of 300 extra calories per day to fuel your baby’s growth and keep you healthy during pregnancy—the amount in a glass of skim milk and half a sandwich.
Having healthy snacks that you can eat during the day is a good way to get the nutrients and extra calories you need. You may find it easier to eat snacks and small meals throughout the day rather than three big meals a day.
Take care of your unborn baby
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Dr Unnati Chavda
(Promoting pregnancy wellness)