Healthy eating should be a priority for a feel good pregnancy, a healthy bub and healthier you
When you attend a Bring it on Baby birthing class you will be offered a lovely selection of healthy snacks to keep you nourished while you learn all about coping with your pregnancy, promoting an active labour and how to optimise your health pre and post pregnancy.
If you are pregnant and overweight with a BMI >30, this can lead to complications for you and your baby during pregnancy and birth.
Choose Low GI foods where possible.
Food such as eggs, lean meats, legumes, nuts and lots of fruit and vegetables should be making up the majority of your diet.
Including iron rich foods such as dried apricots, roast almonds, red meats and green leafy vegetables will also help keep up your iron stores which naturally drop during pregnancy. Low iron levels in pregnancy leads to mums feeling tired and breathless. Iron Supplements may be suggested by your Midwife if your iron is low, these however have some side effects for some women, therefore an iron rich diet is the best way to improve iron stores in pregnancy.
Limit your intake of fast food and take away. There is often a lot more fat and sugar in these foods. You tend to eat bigger portions than you would usually.
Small meals regularly, portion control and eating food mindfully are good approaches to healthy eating in pregnancy.
Refer to Having A Baby handbook for more tips for healthy eating in pregnancy and cosult your midwife or GP.