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When pregnant, most women don’t need to be on a special diet but it is important that you eat a variety of different foods everyday to get the right balance of nutrients that you and your baby require. In addition to getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals from your food, you may also benefit from some supplements and pre-natal vitamins to ensure that you are getting everything that you and your baby need. You can discuss this with your midwife or GP. If you would like to learn more about nutrition for you and your baby, we recommend that you check out this website.
Taking good care of yourself is particularly important during pregnancy. Here at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic, we recommend that you try and follow these simple steps in order to keep yourself in top condition:
Fish that contain high levels of mercury should also be avoided. Samples of these type of fish include; shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish. Certain types of fish used in sushi should also be avoided due to high levels of mercury. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol is also important throughout pregnancy. Caffeine is a diuretic and this means that it helps to eliminate fluid from the body. This can result in water and calcium loss. Some research has shown that large amounts of caffeine are associated with miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight, and withdrawal symptoms in infants.
If you wish to avail of more information about nutrition during pregnancy, feel free to contact us at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic.