So, let's start with the fact that contrary to the popular belief that during pregnancy the expectant mother should eat for two, the ration in the first trimester of pregnancy should be aimed at providing the body with nutrients, not additional calories. The fact is that nutrients are necessary for the growth and development of the baby, and additional calories only provoke an increase in the weight of the pregnant woman, but in no way do they benefit the body. Thus, a pregnant woman is recommended to limit the consumption of sweet confectionery, meat and fish canned food, sugar and high-grade flour products. In addition, in order to avoid allergic reactions to food, a pregnant woman should replace fatty and fried foods with boiled dishes stewed or steamed. Based on the foregoing, we can conclude that the diet of a pregnant woman in the first trimester of pregnancy is no different from the usual healthy balanced diet, which is recommended to respect each person. Well, for the healthy development of the baby, focus on products that contain:
- folic acid, iodine, vitamin E. These include: sea fish, green salads, sea kale, vegetable and olive oil, beets, carrots, turnips, cabbage, cucumbers, sweet peppers;
- proteins and amino acids that are contained in boiled lean meat and fish;
- Calcium, which is abundant in all fermented milk products, cottage cheese, cheese;
- Vitamin C, due to which the immunity of the pregnant woman is increased, and toxicosis is eliminated. In addition, vitamin C is necessary for the normal functioning of the baby's heart, which already works at full strength three weeks after conception. Therefore, drink the dog rose, eat as often as possible parsley, kiwi and foods rich in this vitamin.
It is important to know that sour-milk products will help get rid of toxemia, and also inhabit the intestines with useful bifidobacteria, which provides strong immunity. As for vegetables, it should be taken into account that they lose a lot of useful properties when heat treated, so try to use them as salads or fresh. Regular consumption of cabbage and carrots during the entire pregnancy will ensure the elasticity of the body tissues, thanks to which the birth is much easier, and the skin of the stomach quickly returns to normal.
In conclusion, we note that nutrition in the penultimate trimester of pregnancy lays the foundation for the health of the baby's future baby and ensures the normal course of pregnancy for the mother. Therefore, give preference to a balanced and healthy food, eat according to the principle "for two", not "for two" and enjoy the magical waiting time of the baby.
We wish you good health and your baby.