A healthy diet is important to a healthy lifestyle we should all know this by now. However this is especially true if you're pregnant. There are numerous articles on this on line but essentially eating healthily during your pregnancy will help your baby to develop and grow well.
I’ve not felt amazing all the time throughout my pregnancy but generally I have felt well and I think a large proportion of this is down to lifestyle choices when you’re pregnant.
From the moment I found out I was having a baby I felt a sense of responsibility for this little being, growing inside me, despite not having met him yet. The one thing I really took control of was my diet. I wanted to eat as well as I could and I tried hard to get a varied diet, consciously aiming to get my 5 a day. At times this can be quite hard but the nutri bullet has been a life saviour for me as it’s easy to bung in veg and fruit together, with some coconut water or almond milk to make a delicious juice or smoothie ticking off most of my 5 a day in one go.
At times, you’re also hungrier than usual but the notion of ‘eating for two’ is a farce. It’s merely a saying to make you feel better when you are indeed eating more than what you perhaps should. At most pregnant women, should be taking on only an additional 500 calories a day. This is the equivalent to two slices of toast.
I supplemented my diet with prenatal vitamins at first paying for these from any high-street pharmacy and usually costing quite a lot. It wasn’t until I met my Midwife and she informed me that you can get these for free through the midwives or GP, so I would recommend asking your healthcare provider if this is the case where you live and hopefully you won’t make the same mistake I did and pay through the nose each month.
I am not a healthcare professional so if you have any doubts about what you should/shouldn’t be eating then you should consult your local GP or midwife, but it’s not rocket science and eating well will only benefit you and your little one pre arrival.