Best Five Important Nutrients for Healthy Pregnancy

Best Five Important Nutrients for Healthy Pregnancy

The following five nutrients are crucial for pregnant women to consume:

Necessary nutrients

1. Protein

Protein is crucial for the mother and overall growth of baby’s brain, tissues, and organs.  The required amount of protein is approximately 1 gm per kg body weight i.e. 50 to 60 gms per day. For a healthy pregnancy and infant, a nutritious diet is essential. You require a few certain critical nutrients during pregnancy. These ought to be obtained from eating. Or from supplements, if required. Additionally, some foods should be avoided since they are bad for the developing foetus.

2. Iron:

Hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen to the body’s tissues, is made possible by iron. In order to produce more blood that will oxygenate the unborn child and mothers organs, pregnant women need twice as much iron than non-pregnant women need. Anemia, headaches, and exhaustion are all symptoms of iron deficiency. Premature birth, low birth weight babies, and postpartum depression are among risks that are increased by severe iron deficiency anaemia. 27 milligrams per day is necessary.

3. Folic acid and folate

Folate is B9 vitamin. Folic acid is its synthetic equivalent. It prevents the foetus from congenital anomalies of spinal cord (neural tube abnormalities) and brain. Additionally, it lowers the chance of preterm birth and low birth weight babies. 400 micrograms (mcg) per day dose is required 3 months prior to conception and throughout pregnancy are necessary.

4. Calcium:

For healthy bones and teeth, calcium is necessary. Additionally, it supports strong muscular, neurological, and circulatory systems. At least 1,000 milligrams (mg) per day are necessary during pregnancy.

5. Vitamin D:

Vitamin D and calcium is required for over all development of both mother and baby. Daily requirement is 2000 international units (IU) per day during pregnancy.

Consult a Gynaecologist in Indore for more healthy tips.