What an extraordinary feeling it is to have a tiny being growing inside of you! An experience that impacts any women. It is also a great responsibility as your habits directly affect the health of your little one. Pregnancy is a time of growth for both you and your baby so if you don’t grow then neither does your little one and this can lead to problems during their development. Ladies don’t be scared a few pounds is exactly what the doctor’s ordered.
How much weight you should look to gain depends on your starting point but below gives you a rough idea:
To achieve this weight gain women should look to consume 300-500 calories extra per day and even up to 500 calories if you are exercising regularly. This extra consumption of calories, minerals and nutrients will help to warn off any issues during the development of your baby and potentially in later life.
As mentioned earlier it is of vital importance that you gain enough weight to make sure that your baby grows to their full potential. Although the odd treat is lovely this time is not an excuse to eat junk food. You want to give your baby as much goodness and by that I mean minerals and nutrients that are essential to their development.
Below are a list of things you should try to avoid during your pregnancy:
Nutrients you should look to include for a healthy pregnancy are:
Methods to help with nausea and vomiting
Around 80% of women experience nausea and or vomiting during the first 3-4 months of pregnancy. This is due to the hormonal changes in the body that can influence gastric movement. However some research has found that women who experience morning sickness tend to experience better pregnancy outcomes.
If you are suffering with morning sickness here are some methods that have been found to help some women:
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By Louisa @louisa3six5
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