pregnancy and well-being

pregnancy and  well-being

 Well-being is straightforwardly identified with food, so legitimate nourishment is the premise of sound well-being since food is both illness and medication

pregnancy and  well-being

What about well-being ?

  It is said that well-being is a crown on the heads of solid individuals and 
that this crown is just seen by the debilitated, maybe in light of the fact 
 that who loses something feels its significance and esteem, and maybe 
in light of the fact that he who claims the thing gets it. An individual with 
 great well-being doesn't feel esteemed and significant
 In any case, what an incredible blessing is the endowment of well-being, there isn't anything more significant than it, regardless of whether cash  
a youngster, extravagance or beneficial things are a higher priority than well-being

What do we mean by well-being ?

Great well-being is what makes the individual feel fulfilled and stable, and shields him from Fear and Anxiety

From one viewpoint, great well-being assists us with living easily and 

presents to us the prosperity and energy that we would somehow or 

another miss in the event of ailment

What is its significance ?

The significance of well-being is that it shields us from the agony related 


with the sickness, and had it not been for torment, we would not have felt

  this extraordinary worth that well-being gives us

 well being during pregnancy is more important than anything else 

because when women are pregnant they need to care about their 

food because is the source of energy of the baby 

What a woman drinks and eats during pregnancy is the source of 

nutrition for her baby. Therefore, experts recommend that the mother's 

diet should include a variety of healthy foods and drinks to provide the 

important nutrients that the baby needs for growth and development

 The main nutrition during pregnancy :

Pregnant women need more folic acid iron calcium and protein

  • Folic acid

 Folic acid is an essential B vitamin to help prevent birth defects in a 

baby's brain and spinal cord, known as neural tube defects

  • Calcium

 This mineral is used to build the baby's bones and teeth. If a pregnant woman does not consume enough calcium, the mineral will be pulled from the mother's stores and given to the baby, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Many dairy products are also fortified with vitamin D, another nutrient that works with calcium for the development of a child's bones and teeth.
Food sources: Milk, yogurt, cheese, juices, calcium-fortified foods, sardines or salmon with bones and some leafy greens (turnip, bok choy).

  • iron

 Pregnant women need 27 milligrams of iron per day
Additional amounts of the mineral are needed to make more blood to supply the baby with oxygen. Getting too little iron during pregnancy can lead to anemia, a condition that leads to fatigue and an increased risk of infection
Food sources: Meat, poultry, fish, beans and dried peas, and iron-fortified cereals

  • protein

More protein is needed during pregnancy, but most women don't have problems getting enough protein-rich foods in their diets, said Sarah Krieger, registered dietitian and prenatal nutrition spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Saint Petersburg, Florida
 She described the protein as a "nutritious building block" because it helps build important baby organs such as the brain and heart

Food sources: Meat, poultry, fish, beans, dried peas, eggs, nuts, and tofu

To maximize prenatal nutrition, she suggests emphasizing the following five food groups: fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and dairy

When advising pregnant women, Krieger recommends filling half of her plates with fruits and vegetables, a quarter with whole grains and a quarter with a source of lean protein, as well as eating a dairy product at every meal
  •  Fruits and vegetables

Krieger said pregnant women should focus on fruits and vegetables, especially during the second and third trimesters. She said getting five to ten servings of produce the size of a tennis ball every day. These colorful foods are low in calories and packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals

  • Lean protein

Krieger said pregnant women should include good protein sources at every meal to support the baby's development. Foods rich in protein include meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, tofu, cheese, milk, nuts, and seeds

Foods and Beverages to Avoid During Pregnancy

One of the main things women realize when they're pregnant is the thing that they can't eat. It tends to be a genuine bummer in case you're a fan of sushi, espresso, or uncommon steak
Fortunately, there are more things you can eat than what you can't. You just need to give close consideration to what you eat and drink

Certain food varieties ought to just be burned-through infrequently, while others ought to be kept away from totally. Here are some food varieties and refreshments that you should stay away from and avoid while you are pregnant

 High mercury fish

Mercury is a toxic element and in higher amounts, it can harm your nervous system, your kidneys and your immune system

High-mercury fish you want to avoid

  • shark
  • swordfish
  • king mackerel
  • tuna
  • marlin

But  it’s important to note that not all fish are high in mercury 

Low mercury fish include:

  • anchovies
  • cod
  • flounder
  • haddock
  • salmon
  • tilapia
  • trout

Fatty fish are good options, as they are high in omega-3 , which is important for  baby

Undercooked or raw fish

. Raw fish, can cause infections. Some of these infections may only affect your body. Other infections may effect your baby with fatal consequences

Raw eggs

Foods that commonly contain raw eggs include

  • lightly scrambled eggs
  • poached eggs
  • hollandaise sauce
  • homemade mayonnaise
  • some homemade salad dressings
  • homemade ice cream
  • homemade cake icings


You may be one of the millions  who likes coffee, tea, or cocoa. You’re not alone

 Pregnant women are advised to limit their caffeine intake and thats because 

caffeine passes easily into the placenta and because babies placentas don’t have 

the main enzyme to metabolize caffeine so high levels can harm you


It’s advised to avoid drinking alcohol when you are pregnant, because it increases the risk of miscarriage. Even drinking small amount of alcohol can impact your baby’s brain development

 Processed junk foods

You would never find better time than pregnancy period to start having nutrient-dense foods which will help you and your baby. You’ll need amounts of many essential nutrients, like protein, iron folate, and choline

and remember always that you’re not “eating for two.” and eat as you normally do during the first semester, then try to increase about 350 calories per day in your second trimester, and in your third trimester 450 calories per day

A pregnancy eating plan should consist of whole foods, with plenty of nutrients that your baby’s needs. Processed junk food is low in nutrients and high in calories


 Some weight gain is important during pregnancy