The reproductive role of a women requires her to have a special kind of pregnancy nutrition requirement. We all understand that during the pregnancy stage, it is also consider the most nutritionally demanding time for the entire life of women. This is because it is needed to support:
- the placenta growth
- to increase the blood volume
- to increase the fluids level
- to increase the output of cardiac
- changes in hormonal
- changes to kidney, lung reproductive functions and also urinary.
The modifications of dietary for both father and mother would be ideal if it has been started for at least 3 months before the conception. However, the maternal diet should be maintain throughout the whole pregnancy and also along the nursing period. Below are some simple diet but it is advisable to consult your doctor first before following any diet.
Mostly consume: Whole grains product such as cereals, pasta, rice, breads and also lots of vegetables and fruits.
Moderately consume: Foods which is rich in protein such as chicken, fish, nuts, eggs, meat and diary products.
Occasionally consume: Olive or canola oils which contain monounsaturated fat.
In Limitation: Tea, coffee, sugar, butter and polyunsaturated fat.
Avoid totally: Alcohols, smoking cigarettes and any saturated (animal) fats
The above pregnancy nutrition statement is just a guidelines, please seek proper advice from your doctor before you follow any dieting regime and you might also be interested in reading about pregnancy symptoms.