Healthy pregnancy tips start even before you get pregnant. You have to make sure that your body is in good condition before you plan on becoming a mother, and if there are any habits which could prove to be harmful to your unborn baby then you should give them up as soon as possible as traces of it could remain in your system even after you conceive. Smoking, drugs and alcohol consumption are all going to be injurious to your baby’s health and should be given up completely. Start following healthy lifestyle tips as soon as possible, once you decide on becoming a mother. Do not wait for it to happen and then start thinking about abstaining from these things, as this may be too late and you may have already caused damage to your baby by then.
If you have been on the birth control pill you may be in touch with your gynecologist already, so it is best to take his advice on the do’s and don’ts about what you should refrain from doing and what is it you should do, including healthy eating tips to give your baby the best nutrition.
During the early months of pregnancy you may not be able to eat all you should and may not be able to tolerate certain foods during the period of morning sickness. However by large try and make sure that the food that you do have is nutritious. You should avoid caffeine and instead can introduce fruit juices in its place. Water is again a very important part of your diet and the more you consume the better. This is because there will be toxic materials eliminated from your baby’s system too, and your kidneys will have to handle this strain too until you baby becomes independent in certain functions of its own organs.
Healthy eating is the most important factor during pregnancy. You should eat small frequent meals as there is a possibility of feeling too full and you may not be able to handle too large a meal. However, do not miss out on any meals and distribute your day’s calories and nutrition into 5 smaller meals to ensure that you are getting enough of all that you need. Calcium is an important mineral during pregnancy as your own body will also be depleted of calcium right from the start of pregnancy and continue while you are nursing your baby too. Another important nutrient is Folic Acid. This is important for the development of the baby’s spine and brain while it is still in its early formative stage. Proteins, carbohydrates and the B group of vitamins are also essential during pregnancy. You must ensure that your food contains all that is essential for the proper development and growth of your baby.