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Nutrition & Healthy Baby

Nutrition & Healthy Baby

It is very essential to eat a nutritious diet during pregnancy, it is directly linked with good brain development and a healthy baby. A balanced diet helps in the reduction of anaemia, and various other pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, fatigue, etc.

What are the key components of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy?

According to various surveys, it is observed that the following key components need to be kept in mind during pregnancy:

  • Diet must be balanced
  • Exercising should be regular
  • An Appropriate gain in the weight
  • Timely vitamins and mineral intake

What are the dietary and caloric recommendations for a pregnant woman?

It is very essential to maintain a healthy pregnancy. It is necessary to consume approx. 300 calories each day. The calories should be taken as a balanced diet of protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. When we talk about fats as well as sweets, they should be kept to a minimal quantity. Consuming a healthy diet can also help in the reduction of various symptoms like nausea, and constipation.

What are foods beneficial during pregnancy?

Here is a list of foods that are beneficial to your health:

  • A person must include the following vegetables: carrots, pumpkin, spinach, cooked greens, tomatoes, and all types of bell papers.
  • These fruits provide complete nutrition to the body: mangoes, prunes, apricots, bananas, oranges, grapefruit, etc.
  • Various Dairy products to be included in the diet are fat-free milk, low-fat yoghurt, soymilk, etc.
  • Grains: various grains in cooked and ready to eat form are beneficial for the body.

Which foods one must avoid at the time of pregnancy?

A person must avoid consuming the following foods during pregnancy:

  • Unpasteurized milk
  • Hot dogs and luncheon meat
  • Undercooked sea-food
  • Refrigerated meat spreads
  • Refrigerated smoked sea-food

What are prenatal vitamin and mineral supplements?

A lot of health care providers and midwives recommend a prenatal supplement before conception. They might even take afterwards to make sure the nutritional values are met.

Are regular check-ups and proper diet habits of pregnant women important?

It is very important to maintain a healthy pregnancy, a healthy and well-balanced diet is very essential. You must contact gynaecologists in Punjab, who can help with a healthy diet for the mother as well as the child. Girn Hospital is one of the best gynaecology hospitals in Punjab for the recommendation of nutrition of the mother and baby.

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