Congratulations! You are mum-to-be. Please confess “How much of these words, drives you to the sea of euphoria?” Well! This is really an intriguing exercise that is inexplicable but can be felt deep down the happy heart.
A woman who is nonetheless a good example of a flammable mixture of smartness, beauty and talent never miss out to compromise with her health and beauty. Be it a nuptial affair or pregnancy saga, she will never keep any stone unturned to bump into the most accurate guides that could help out her in any way to carve the perfect meals in her special days.
Here’s a sneak preview of month by month Pregnancy Guide that will ensure your special months do not loses even a minute of focus.
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- 1st Trimester: Month One, Two and Three:
This is the trimester when you need plenty of folate-rich foods. They are an important nutrient for a healthy pregnancy. So, ensure you intake the following folic acid supplements, green foods plus a prenatal vitamin.
- Fortified cereals: Forget the notion that they are only made for kids.
- Cooked Lentils: They are packed with protein and fibers, and are low in fat. If you do not have time to boil them, just pop open a can and rinse them to remove 30% of sodium before eating.
- Spinach: Loaded with phytochemicals like beta carotene and lutein, spinach combats from many forms of cancer.
- Broccoli: This cruciferous vegetable has high antioxidant power that help prevent indigestion problems and certain cancer.
- 2nd Trimester: Month four, five and Six:
This is the trimester when your baby starts growing. Highlight the platter containing omega 3 fatty acids- that aids in baby’s brain development, Vitamin D- which will make your baby’s bone and teeth grow strong. Most importantly, you’ll need plenty of iron-rich food that will help you to make RBCs for your budding baby.
Food rich in iron are Porridge, dried apricots, wheat bisk, gingerbread, spinach, wholegrain, eggs etc.
- 3rd Trimester: Month seven, eight, nine:
Countdown begins—Now that your bump is getting bigger, you’ll perhaps need to eat a bit more than usual. Also, apart from eating more you have to choose nutrient-dense foods that will supply you all the vitamins and proteins you need.
Fuel your daily dozen with a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acid DHA. This fat is often spotted in salmon, DHA eggs, and walnuts.
Do NOT forget to take sips of your favorite healthy drinks in all the months of your Pregnancy.
To make sure you get enough fluids during your pregnancy, here we have 3 refreshing drinks that will keep you stay hydrated and healthy:
- Fresh fruit juices:
Fruits = vitamins+ minerals + fibers. Therefore, it is advisable for pregnant lady to have at least one fruit juice on daily basis. Fruits like oranges, guava, lemon, strawberries are rich in vitamin C and are good for bones, teeth, and skin. You may also take tender coconut water, which is a good source of dietary fibers and rich in minerals like potassium, calcium and vitamin B and C.
Note: Avoid taking papaya, pineapple juice during pregnancy.
- Vegetable soups:
Embrace sipping vegetable soups like Broccoli, Tomatoes, Carrot and beetroot and other Green leafy vegetables. They are rich in vitamins and fibers and are useful for bone development of mother and baby and helps in maintaining blood volumes.
- Herbal Teas:
If you are a tea or coffee fanatic, swap your caffeine intake with herbal teas in limited quantities. You can go on with lemon tea or lemongrass leaf tea, tulsi mint tea.
This was your month by month pregnancy guide to make your child healthy and beautiful (just like you!)
Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!