Nutrition whilst pregnant

Nutrition whilst pregnant

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Healthy eating during pregnancy is one of the best gifts you can give to your baby-to-be. Good nutrition will support his or her growth and development, maintain your health during and after the pregnancy and possibly benefit their health in later years. Now that you’re pregnant, your daily nutritional needs are greater but not exactly doubled. Focus on choosing foods high in nutrition quality rather than increasing your portion sizes. Your additional energy needs for the second and third trimesters can be supported by increasing your fruit intake from 2 to 4 serves a day. Continue to eat each day plenty of vegetables (5-6 servings), wholegrain breads and cereals (4-6 servings), moderate amounts of lean meat, chicken and fish (1.5 servings), low-fat dairy (2 servings), eat sweets sparingly and be strict with no happy hour rendezvous.

Lifestyle whilst trying to conceive

Lifestyle whilst trying to conceive

Lifestyle whilst trying to conceive

Eat healthy, exercise daily, quit smoking, cut down drinking and stress less – yep, you’ve heard this advice before but why are these lifestyle changes so important to follow through during preconception? A healthy lifestyle before conception will promote quality gametes, a welcoming uterus and when conception occurs, a healthy pregnancy. Making healthier lifestyle choices as a couple can optimise fertility and provide you both with the stamina you need for plenty of baby-making.

Nutrition whilst trying to conceive

Nutrition whilst trying to conceive

Nutrition whilst trying to conceive

Prior to conceiving, both you and your partner have a unique opportunity through nutrition to provide your baby-to-be with the best start in life. Good nutrition supports a healthy reproductive system, lots of energy for baby-making and prepares your body for pregnancy. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy foods and fish are food sources some rich in antioxidants, others in vitamins and minerals, that if consumed in adequate amounts, can support a healthy reproductive system and if conception should occur, meet your nurturing needs and that of the developing baby’s