5 Foods to eat during pregnancy
Pregnancy period is a very important time in the life of a woman. Therefore, it is important that pregnant women take precautions during this period by eating properly with the unborn child in mind.
In this episode, I talked about 5 foods needed during pregnancy in order to be fit.
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1. Fruits and vegetables: These are great sources of fiber, which helps prevent constipation. They’re also high in vitamin C, which increases iron absorption from foods.
2. Spinach, wheat germ and beans: These foods are particularly high in folate, which supports the normal development of your baby’s nervous system.
3. Meat, fish, eggs, nuts and beans: They are good sources protein and iron. Meat and fish are also good sources of vitamin B12, while eggs and peanuts are great sources of choline.
4. Dairy or calcium-enriched dairy alternatives: Milk, cheese, calcium-set tofu or calcium-enriched orange juice or plant milks are all great sources of calcium.
5. Salmon, flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts and soy nuts: These foods are rich in omega-3. Salmon is rich in DHA, which is good for your baby’s brain development.
Supporting a pregnant person
There are different ways you can show support for a person during pregnancy.
Make a meal for them: when going through a period such as this, your appetite is unfortunately bigger than your strength or want to prepare a meal. Why not make a quick meal for you pregnant friend.
Grocery Run: while you pick your necessities for the week, pick up for them too
Free Babysitting: if the person has younger children, you can offer to look after them to ease the stress of the moment.
Plan a baby shower: this can help take their mind of the stress of the moment.
Give a listening ear: if you are lucky to have a friend who goes on and on during this phase…give them the time and ear to do so. Most pregnant women in their late stages are on maternity leave and so alone at home most times with no one to talk and having someone to talk to can cut the chances of prenatal depression.