How to increase the odds for a successful pregnancy

December 23, 2014 • Health & WellnessLifestyleNutritionNutrition Advice and Recipes

Congratulations! Now that you’re pregnant, you must do your best best in order to maintain a successful pregnancy

Pregnancy carries a lot of risks: There is a high rate pf miscarriages during the first trimester and babies could be born with deformities and birth defects.
You must do your best to prevent this.
Take a charge of your pregnancy and be proactive, in order to maintain a successful pregnancy and healthy delivery.
There is a list of tips for increasing your odds for a healthy and successful pregnancy.
The most important factor is a healthy and proper nutrition but it must be combined with keeping your stress low, having enough rest and exercising.
From nutrition point of view, you must consume foods which are full of nutrients and protein, has omega 3, Vitamin D and Vitamin B.
You must detox your body during pregnancy, which means: no cigarettes, alcohol, chemical foods, Packaged foods, and foods that contains gluten, allergens or inflammatory materials.
Lots of processed food contains MSG (monosodium glutamate) and you better avoid that too.
It is suggested to avoid taking any medications but if you feel like you need to- always consult your doctor.

By the end of your pregnancy, your digesting system is being compressed since pregnancy takes a large portion of your abdominal cavity.
This might cause digesting issues so it is important to drink a lot of water as well as eat smaller meals.
As for nausea, ginger and cinnamon are known to prevent this phenomenon.

As for food cravings: some cravings aren’t too bad but some- you should avoid.
Especially if you have a “pica” disorder. (You will be surprised and amused to hear about that!)

Other foods that are better to avoid of are nay raw food: raw eggs, raw meat and raw fish.
All foods- must be cooked, in order to avoid bad bacteria.
In addition, avoid any artificial sweeteners as well as MSG.

As for fish: generally, fish is good for you (cooked, of course), since it contains Omega 3 but you must avoid completely fish that contain a high level of Mercury, such as shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel and Tilefish. FDA has made a clear guidelines about What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish.

And last: It is important to maintain a proper body weight during pregnancy.
Take a charge with your pregnancy and be in charge of your nutrition!

Wellness expert Annick Robinson reveals exactly how to stay healthy for the next 9 months so you can prepare for delivery and motherhood!

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