Sunday, 10 February 2013

Pregnancy Awareness Week - Nutrition in Pregnancy

Pregnancy Awareness Week
 10th feb 2013 to 16th feb 2013

Pregnancy Awareness Week is dedicated to strengthening pregnancy education and stress important issues that promote healthy pregnancy and safe motherhood.
Pregnancy is a wonderful phase in every woman's life. Diet during pregnancy requires special attention.

The increased needs during pregnancy are graded and scientifically programmed ensuring that a mother gains a definite amount of weight (fat gain) during pregnancy such that it serves as a 'reserve' to last for the period of lactation when she has to support breast feeding for her baby

Vital nutrients for a pregnant women

B complex: Pulses, nuts, til seeds, whole grain cereals, green leafy vegetables, animal foods, milk and milk products.

Vitamin C: Amla, guava, capsicum, cabbage, lettuce, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables.

Folic acid: Greens (spinach, mint,), pulses (chana, urad, chawli, soyabean), til seeds, egg, and liver.

Iron: Sheep liver, mutton, greens (cauliflower greens, chaulai, methi etc.), pulses, whole grain cereals, nuts and oil seeds.

Zinc: Til seeds, groundnuts, almonds, walnut, fish, cheese, egg, whole grain cereals.

Selenium: Fish, chicken, egg, oatmeal, wholegrain cereals.

Have Healthy Pregnancy


  1. A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time,

    Maureen Muoneke

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  3. Thanks for the blog and very helpfull.
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