During pregnancy it is essential to look after yourself more so than ever. A balanced diet and nutritional supplements provide the best foundations for a healthy body for both mum and baby.
Iron is vital to baby's physical growth and brain development as it helps produce the blood required to supply nutrition to the placenta. So as blood volume increases in pregnancy, extra iron is needed to prevent anaemia forming.
A comprehensive pregnancy multivitamin and mineral that provides all essential nutrients for a growing baby.
Especially important in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Offers mood and nerve support for mums to be and provides baby with omega oils for a growing brain, eyes, nervous and immune system.
Get moderate exercise, fresh air and plenty of rest.
Avoid alcohol, drugs, smoking, rare meats, soft cheeses and processed meats.
Limit foods fried in oils, junk foods and caffeine.
Take warm not hot baths and showers and avoid using electric blankets during pregnancy.
Increase your protein intake. Nuts, seeds, tofu, eggs, meats and beans are all good options.
Drink whole milk (yes the silver top full fat milk), organic and not homogenized is best. 2-4 glasses daily for that growing baby. Full of vitamins, minerals and essential fats for a growing baby's brain and body.
Include butter (not margarine) in the diet for all important vitamins A and D.
Increase nourishing foods such as soups, stews and broths and oily fish.
Switch from iodized table salt to sea salt or himalayan crystal salt. Iodized salt can contain aluminum. Sea salt and himalayan salt are naturally high in beneficial minerals.