Being pregnant is one of the most exciting and special times in a woman’s life. It is also exciting for a man when his partner falls pregnant. You have waited years for this moment in your life and you may have had to go through fertility treatments to get to this point. There are so many women out there that use fertility drugs to get pregnant so imagine the joy when they fall pregnant. No matter how you fell pregnant, it is a blessing and a joy.

You must do everything you can in order to make sure that you stay healthy throughout the pregnancy; this doesn’t just benefit you but your baby as well. Your body will go through so many changes during this process so it’s important that you listen to your body and pay attention to any warning signs that it may give you. A woman’s pregnancy is divided into three trimesters and during each trimester your baby will grow and develop inside of you. When you are pregnant your body will need more food, nutrients and vitamins to be able to keep up with the demands of the foetus.

It’s very important that you eat enough foods that are high in iron and have a healthy diet. A low iron diet or low iron levels in your body can cause serious problems. Low iron levels in an expectant mother can cause a miscarriage during the first trimester and can cause premature birth later on in the pregnancy. It can also cause your baby to be born at a very low birth weight. Your doctor will advise you take prenatal vitamins that will help give you the added vitamins you need but you will also have to do your part and eat foods that are high in iron. Sometimes prenatal vitamins can make you sick when you take them so a lot of times pregnant women will take the pill at night so they don’t get nauseous.

In order to get enough iron you need to eat food like meat, chicken, fish, eggs, green leafy vegetable and raw vegetables. You may not be able to eat every single one of these foods but you should try and eat as many as you possibly can. You can cook and prepare these foods any way you like and you can change it up for your pallet by adding spices or condiments. Ideally you should only gain about thirty pounds during your pregnancy and not only will these foods give you and your baby the iron you need but they will also help you to not gain too much weight due to a healthy diet. Remember you will have to lose whatever weight you gain and it’s not as easy to lose weight in certain places of your body after pregnancy. Of course you will have craving for sweets and other foods and you should indulge in them to satisfy those craving. Just try not to go overboard. Enjoy your pregnancy.

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