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Pregnant women are very cautions of what they’re eating, or if you’re not then you should start now. Eating healthy will promotes healthy baby and any foods consumed will have impact on developing fetus. Below are some of the guidance for pregnancy diet.
Foods to avoid when pregnant
- some of the precooked cold foods such as salads, salamis, hams, delicatessen meats which will not be re-heated on later stage.
- avoid pate
- cheeses such as the soft blue-vein cheese
- avoid raw eggs
- take away raw sushi’s
- ice creams
- Animal livers – deem to contain very high Vit A. Excessively consuming Vitamin A has been proven by researchers that would cause birth defects.
Healthy snacks and meals diet
- potato with some avocado
- consume some dried fruits which contains multiple vitamins and minerals
- healthy banana chips – sliced it thinly and pre-baked them in oven.
- small amount of sardines in tomato with toasted bread.
- small amount of seeds and nuts added into cereal.
- cheddar cheese with oatcakes.
You should consult with your doctor if you display any of the pregnancy signs and if confirm pregnancy then should ask your doctor for more information on pregnancy diet.
Third trimester pregnancy will be the end of the milestone for pregnancy and pregnant women will start preparing for baby shower and also nurseries. During the third trimester pregnancy, you will display some of the pregnancy signs as below as your body also prepares to go for labor.
Third Trimester Pregnancy Signs
(Week 27 – 40)
· May notice unborn child moving visually.
· Navel been pushed out.
· Develop some backaches
· Starting to walk in different style to accommodate the unborn child’s weight.
· Start to get painless contractions
· Breath shortness
· And finally, go into labor.
During this stage, it is advise to rest as much as you can. This is due to the enormous growth of baby occurring inside the womb and normally pregnant women will feel very tired, uncomfortable and heavier as well, and also as mentioned above pregnancy symptoms.
Congratulations! You’re now entering the second trimester pregnancy stage. You should be starting to feel a bit better now due to your HCG hormone leveling up and shouldn’t be feeling too much nauseated. The risk of miscarriage has also drop significantly. During this stage, pregnant women are advised to add more fiber into their diet to reduce the constipation. Below are some of the second trimester pregnancy signs. The second trimester of pregnancy is a fun time! Feeling your baby move, starting to wear maternity clothes and of course, the end of morning sickness make this a very special time.
Second Trimester Pregnancy Signs
(Week 13 – Week 26)
· will gain some weight.
· Pregnant women could feel the fetus moving.
· Skins around the stomach will start stretching and could get dry.
· The women’s breast will get bigger.
· Colostrum (body fluid) may appear from nipples.
· May experiences some heartburn, constipation and indigestion
· May occasionally get nose bleed.
· Swelling from hands face and ankles (edema)
· May develop some varicose veins.
Remember, the above pregnancy symptoms might be different from other pregnant women. And frankly, second trimester pregnancy will be a fun time! You will be able to feel your baby moving and starting to try out maternity clothes, and best of all is no more feeling morning sickness.
Pregnancy period will normally last around 40 weeks or basically 9 months. Those pregnancy times are then separated into 3 periods which is known as trimesters. 1st trimester is the first 3 month. 2nd trimester is from 3rd month till the 6th month. 3rd trimester is the 6th month to the 9th month. During those trimesters, you will develop different pregnancy signs and pregnancy symptoms depending on each stage. Lists below will show you the changes a pregnant woman may experience during the first trimester pregnancy.
First Trimester Pregnancy Signs
(Week 1 – Week 12)
· Period may stops or may be light.
· May start experiencing queasiness and feeling nausea, Women will develop morning sickness – vomiting. Try having smaller meals the whole day.
· Woman’s breast will feel tender and swell.
· Woman’s nipples will become broader and darker
· Will urinate more frequently
· Feeling tired
· May suffer from heartburn and constipation
· Could develop headaches
· Experiencing mood swing – will feel sad, happy or angry for no apparent reason.