It is the most amazing feeling in the world when you are about to become a mom. The happiness that you feel is indescribable and out of the world. But during pregnancy you have to be aware of the fact that you are eating not only to satisfy your needs but also to satisfy your baby’s needs. The baby gets nourishment from the food that is consumed by the mother. Thus you must eat nutritious and healthy food to keep your baby and yourself safe from any danger.
Nutrients should be consumed in the right amounts. During the nine months of pregnancy stay away from oily and fatty foods because these will just increase your weight and provide no health benefit as such. In order to avoid weight gain during the pregnancy period you should not start dieting as that will be harmful for your fetus and you. If empty calories are consumed then your baby will have a birth weight that is low and therefore it will be susceptible to a number of health problems.
Make use of the food pyramid to understand which food should be included in your healthy pregnancy diet. Cereals and breads can be consumed since these provide fibers, minerals and vitamins. Vegetables and fruits must be eaten by you when you are pregnant because these provide essential vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid etc to the baby and you. Proteins are also important since these help in cell development in the fetus. Sugars and fats must be consumed in moderation or avoided all together.
The number of times you eat during the day must be increased so that the whole day your baby receives sufficient amount of nutrients. But though the frequency of eating will increase the quantity must be more or less moderate each time you eat.