Summer can be a lot of fun, but the heat can pose a problem for pregnant women. Hot summer days can prove problematic for women, so it’s important to stay vigilant and cool when Mother Nature calls for a blistering day. Here are three health issues that pregnant women need to consider during the summer.
“Always eat your fruits and vegetables.” It’s something that you’ve likely heard – and have possibly even said – several times during the course of your life. For good reason, too, because your body requires many essential vitamins to stay healthy.
A woman can require different vitamins for each stage in her life, but it doesn’t have to be too confusing to keep track of dietary needs. Here’s a quick rundown of essential vitamins that are important for women’s health and the foods that are rich in them.
As a first-time mother, or during any pregnancy, it's important to eat healthy.
Good nutrition during pregnancy improves your chance of having a healthy baby, and may even reduce the risk of other conditions in your child later in life.
We’ve collected a list of foods to eat-- and some to avoid-- when you are pregnant. At the end we’ve also included a few recipes that incorporate some of our suggested foods. Enjoy!
If you have more specific questions about proper nutrition during your pregnancy, contact your physician.
How to Eat Healthy When Pregnant
Eat foods packed with key vitamins & minerals.
Folic Acid, Omega-3 fatty acids
Vitamins A, B, C, E
Iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, selenium, zinc, potassium, calcium
Fruit & Veggies
Mangoes, Avocados, Broccoli, Carrots, Edamame, red pepper, spinach