THE PREGNANCY DIET
Now that you’re trying to conceive, it’s time to overhaul your eating habits. Here are the foods and nutrients you need most.
You don’t have to wait until you’re pregnant to start eating well for your baby.Use this nutrition guide to plan out your meals.
Healthy eating tips if you’re trying to get pregnant
By overhauling your diet now, it’ll be easier to stick to a healthy diet once you get pregnant. Follow these tips:
Eat more fruits and veggies. Vegetables provide a hefty dose of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and magnesium, while fruits offer up vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber.
Limit your sugar intake. No one can swear off sugar entirely, but it’s smart to temper your sweet tooth whenever possible.
Analyze your eating habits. If you follow a restricted diet — whether that’s due to personal beliefs or because you’re managing a chronic condition — ask your doctor if you need to shore up any nutritional gaps in your meals
Practice good (food) hygiene. Food poisoning is dangerous for anyone, but when you’re pregnant, it can lead to premature birth and other potential problems. And some foodborne illnesses can affect your baby’s health even before you conceive.
Don’t skip meals. Right now, you might prefer to sleep through breakfast or work through lunch, but we guarantee you that baby will think differently. Time to overhaul your schedule and start eating three square meals a day.
Cut back on caffeine. When you’re trying to conceive, you should drink no more than 200 mg a day, or about one 12-oz cup of coffee.
Don’t smoke. Using tobacco can make it harder for you to get pregnant — and once you are pregnant, you may also be more likely to have a miscarriage.
Don’t drink alcohol. Alcohol can harm a developing baby, warns the CDC, and make it tougher to conceive in the first place. Best to stick with a mocktail.
If you’re having the trouble, Dr.Ashish Kale will help you figure out why, and work with you to find a treatment that can help. He is one of the best Gynaec Endoscopy Surgeon, IVF Specialist in Pune & currently practising at Ashakiran hospital which is one of the Best Infertility Center in Pune.
Key nutrients to eat when you’re trying to conceive
As a mom-to-be, you’ll need a mix of healthy foods that are packed with nutrients, including:
- Folic Acid/Folate:This B vitamin (B9) is one of the most important nutrientsyou can take before (and during) your pregnancy. You can also find it in foods like:
- Leafy green vegetables.
- Fortified cereals.
- Oranges and strawberries.
- Beans and nuts.
- Calcium:Calcium keeps your reproductive system functioning smoothly and may even help you conceive faster.
- Kale and broccoli
- Iron:Women with adequate iron stores have less trouble getting pregnant than women with lower levels.
- Fortified breakfast cereals
- Lean meats
- Fatty acids:This is one fat that you may need to include more of in your prepregnancy diet.
- Grass-fed beef
- Nuts and seeds
- Iodine:This mineral helps your body make thyroid hormones, which work to control your metabolism.
- Dairy products:Milk, yogurt and cheese all contain iodine.
- Iodized salt:
- Fiber:Including more complex, slowly-digestible carbohydrates like fiber in your diet might help boost your fertility levels.
- Whole grains
- High-fiber cereals
- Fruit and vegetables
- Beans and legumes
- Protein:A staple of everyone’s diet, protein will help supply your baby with important nutrients.
- Lean meats
- Black beans
If you’re having the trouble, Dr.Ashish Kale will help you figure out why, and work with you to find a treatment that can help.
He is one of the best Gynaec Endoscopy Surgeon, IVF Specialist in Pune & currently practising at Ashakiran hospital which is one of the Best Infertility Center in Pune.