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nov 11, 2015

My pregnancy, my nutrition

It’s evident to say that, during pregnancy, a woman must take extra care of her diet, since her newborn’s life depends in the good nutrition the mother gets. However, there is the false belief that the more you eat, the healthier the baby will be. Pregnant women have to eat enough to sustain a small life, that’s true, but above all they have to eat in variety and in quality. Both of these are the golden rule that should always be present in the diet of a pregnant woman.

It’s evident to say that, during pregnancy, a woman must take extra care of her diet, since her newborn’s life depends in the good nutrition the mother gets. However, there is the false belief that the more you eat, the healthier the baby will be. Pregnant women have to eat enough to sustain a small life, that’s true, but above all they have to eat in variety and in quality. Both of these are the golden rule that should always be present in the diet of a pregnant woman.

Also, from each of the food groups mentioned, it’s necessary to include all kinds of produce to ensure that you’re getting all the nutrients you need during this period of your life. It’s important to remind that you cannot eat any kind of food in excess, but there shouldn’t be one produce missing from the diet.

Respecto a las necesidades calóricas de una embarazada, no son tantas como se ha creído tradicionalmente. Para el correcto desarrollo del feto es suficiente con incrementar 250 calorías más la dieta diaria. Es muy importante que gran parte de este aumento esté bien nutrido de proteínas (pescado, carne, huevos, legumbres y lácteos).

The most essential vitamin for women in the gestation period is folic acid. It is part of the B group, it can be found in leafy greens, asparagus, vegetables and liver. For pregnant women it’s indispensable to take at least 0, 4 mg. of this vitamin every day, especially on the first weeks of pregnancy.

A good level of folic acid helps protect the fetus from developing certain congenital defects in the brain and dorsal spine. Since it’s very difficult to get the complete amount of vitamin you need just from foods, if you suffer from a lack of the vitamin, a specialist pay recommend additional vitamin supplements.

So whether you are pregnant or not, a healthy diet should always include of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and plenty of water.