Although the health of our unborn children is the responsibility of the mother during pregnancy; it amazes me how many find it so difficult to eat healthily.

Here are a few tips to help you to give both yourself and your developing baby all the goodness and nutrients that you both need.

The first thing is to make sure that you eat a good assortment of foods. There are so many different kinds of proteins, vegetable and fruit that if you eat a good balance of the three of them, your baby will get a good balance of nutrients.

Moderation, or balance, is the second thing to remember. You can still have your favorite foods, but in moderation. If you keep all your meals balanced so there is a good balanced of nutrients on your plate you will be getting all the vitamins, whole grains etc that you need.

Some women go on diets when pregnant as they think they will get back into shape quicker after the birth, but they just end up ill. Calories and nutrients are vital throughout your pregnancy and also the time just after your baby is born.

Women are meant to gain weight while pregnant, it’s the way our bodies protect the new life that they are nurturing. Trying to stop yourself gaining weight can put both you and the baby as risk.

We all appreciate how difficult it can be at times to find exciting foods to eat while pregnant; especially when you have an aversion to your normal favorites and feel sick at the thought of them. Try experimenting with foods and see what your cravings bring into the mix!

Don’t forget that pregnant or not, food should be fun and not a chore. Don’t feel guilty about treating yourself now and again. You are growing a whole new life inside of you, and if that doesn’t deserve a treat I don’t know what does.

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