Pregnancy is a time when you need to think not only about yourself, but also about the little crumbs inside. If in everyday life you could afford coffee for breakfast and fast food for lunch, in the new position you will have to reconsider your diet.
Being pregnant, it is not enough for a woman to give up alcohol alone. Many drinks from daily life should be limited, and some even canceled. For example, your favorite coffee can be consumed no more than 1 time per day because of the caffeine it contains. Black tea should be drunk lightly. And you need to be careful with cocoa, because it is a strong allergen.
If the pregnancy proceeds without complications, and the swelling does not bother the expectant mother, doctors recommend drinking 2 liters of liquid per day. What can replace ordinary water? If you are a happy owner of a juicer, make yourself freshly squeezed juices. These can be mono juices: apple, pear, pumpkin, etc. Or mixed, for example, an apple combined with a carrot or orange. You should not drink any one juice for several days. Diversify your menu.
You should not drink citrus juice in its pure form, this can lead to allergies. But pomegranate juice must be included in your diet. It increases hemoglobin, which is often lacking in expectant mothers. Consuming pomegranate juice regularly can reduce the amount of blood lost during childbirth.
Fruit drinks made from cranberries, lingonberries or currants will benefit both you and your child. You can also dilute berry preserves or jams with water. For these purposes, it is better to use your own supplies, because store products contain preservatives, dyes and other chemicals.
Green tea contains as much caffeine as regular black tea. Instead, indulge in white or home-made aromatic teas. To do this, you will need leaves, flowers or fruits of plants at the rate of 1 teaspoon per glass of boiling water. Raspberries, blueberries, currants, lemon balm, mint, rose hips are perfect as raw materials. A decoction of lingonberry leaves removes excess water from the body well, it is often prescribed for edema.
Milk is poorly absorbed by the adult body, so it is better to replace it with fermented milk products: kefir, fermented baked milk or cream. They contain calcium and potassium, which are necessary for the formation of a small organism. Also, these products are rich in beneficial bacteria that will improve the functioning of the intestines and strengthen the immunity of the expectant mother.
It is a mistake to think that limiting fluid intake will reduce the swelling that often occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy. This can lead to dehydration, which can be more harmful. To prevent or reduce edema, the amount of salt in the diet of the expectant mother should be limited. It is she who retains water.