Fit Pregnancy: The Importance of Nutrition

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Fit Pregnancy: The Importance of Nutrition

During pregnancy, both you and your unborn child are going to have very specific and demanding nutritional needs. This is why preparing a nutritional diet plan is an extremely important part of pregnancy preparation. This is because all parents what their child to have as healthy of a start to life as possible. Furthermore, there are tons of complications during a pregnancy that could be avoided with a proper and nutritious diet.

During the last six months of your pregnancy, you are going to want to eat three hundred more calories than what you were eating. If you are overweight, it may be a good idea to discuss healthy calorie options with your health care provider. This is because overweight individuals do not always need to consume as many calories during pregnancy. In fact, most overweight individuals will experience weight loss during pregnancy.

It is important for you to make sure that the protein you are consuming is considered healthy protein. This means you should try to consume meats that are baked, broiled or roasted. You want to avoid meats that are fried as much as possible. You should also limit the sauces, gravies, condiments and seasonings that you add to your meats. It is not going to do you any good to eat a healthy protein packed meal if you load it full of sugars, salts and saturated fats. Furthermore, you should never consume a lot of fish or seafood while pregnant. Most health care provides would tell you that fish should only be consumed once a week. Fish and sea food is packed full of mercury which could cause mercury poison in your unborn child. From all of us at Baby’s Own Room have a happy and healthy Fit Pregnancy, it’s good for mom and baby too!

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