It is joyous that you are going to be pregnant and giving birth to a baby. Every women crave her baby will be strong, healthy and smiley look. In view of these realities, before being pregnant, they plan and list foods for the better development of baby. Even, they seek help from old people what foods can be taken during pregnant period. Now in the age of modern science, you need to focus more on what nutrition you are going to take in these first three months ( 1 to 13 Weeks Pregnant Women ) and develop your healthy baby instead of looking at so many foods. Here we will discuss about foods to be taken month by month to make sure you future baby’s good health, strong visualization and brain power are being designed by taking foods when you are pregnant.
1-3 months: These first months are very vital for you because your physical change sends you message like you may feel sickness, you may urinate more frequently than before and you may also feel nauseous or feeling boring. So to avoid any kind of risk of your baby, you should be more careful in taking foods that can prevent any risk in this stage. The most important nutrition at this stage is additional supply of protein and calcium are most helpful to overcome this period. So you need to find out the sources of protein and calcium from the foods.
Beans: Formation of fetus that is development of human from 7-8 weeks after conception until birth needs high quantity of protein for healthy development. You need to take beans in your daily meals to continue more supply of protein.
Potato: Potato is rich in protein. It will work more if it is taken with cooked with skin. Average protein is found in potatoes by 2.1%. Potatoes also contains folate which is needed for these three months of pregnancy. Folate consists of folic acid and vitamin-B which contributes to build up DNA and RNA.
Legumes: Legumes is one of the interesting food all over the world. It is a good source of folate which is helpful for pregnant woman. It also supplies zinc, iron and calcium. It is not only helpful for pregnant woman but also has economical value because it has no side effects everyone can take this foods for better performance of lowering blood cholesterol.
Lean Meat: Lean meat can be good option for taking protein. Most of the zinc is in the skeleton. Your baby’s skeleton will be rigid if there is plenty of zinc. It also develops tissue such as skin and hair. Lean meat is safe because it has lower fat. But farmers use antibiotic for faster production. So while choosing lean meat in the market, justify organic values of the farm.
Milk: Calcium is significant component and so important for pregnant women especially for the first 3 months. Calcium builds baby’s bone and teeth. You are pregnant but you have shortage of calcium then from your bones, supply of calcium will be used for your baby’s bone formation. So it is crucial to be careful about calcium intake. The best sources of calcium are milk especially dairy milks.
Cheese: Cheese is also a great source of calcium. All cheese are not safe. Soft cheese are not safe for pregnancy period. But hard cheese like blue veined can be good for gaining calcium. Soft cheese contains bacteria like listeria which may affect your baby.
However, you may think that ok these foods are good one. But how much do I need per day? It totally depends on your food intake and absorption capacity. In this stage, you had better take foods described above little by little or when you feel hungry you may take little amount instead of taking 3 times a day.