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Nutrition During Pregnancy

in Health Articles on Feb 15, 2013 . 0 Comments.

The nutritious meals are not only needed by pregnant women for energy during pregnancy, but it is also needed by the baby in the womb.

A healthy diet and proper will help the growth and development of infants. Eat that contains enough carbohydrates, proteins, vegetables and fruits. Nutrients needed by pregnant women, among others:


Folic Acid

Folate or vitamin B needed to prevent failure of neural tube closure in the fetus and neural prevent severe abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord and fetal. Folic acid deficiency can result in premature delivery, infant low birth weight, and infant disability.

Usually the doctor prescribed folic addition maternal nutrition during pregnancy. Folate can be obtained from foods such as green leafy vegetables (spinach, cabbage, cauliflower), fruits (citrus, melon, strawberry, lemon), beans, and wheat-based foods (bread, oatmeal).


Calcium and Vitamin D

Calcium is essential for the growth and strength of bones and teeth, setting the nervous system, muscles and blood. Complaints are usually occur when calcium deficiency is the appearance of aches and pains, numbness, and stiff. Vitamin D plays an important role to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which can help strengthen bones and teeth. Calcium can be obtained from all dairy products and derivatives like cheese or yogurt, or it could be from an egg and salmon, tuna, and butter. Usually the doctor multivitamin also equipped with supplemental calcium and vitamin D in it.



Iron is essential to prevent anemia or lack of blood in pregnant women. During pregnancy, mothers tend to become easily tired and often felt dizzy. This is due to the reduced number of maternal blood to the fetus due to split. Reduced the amount of blood that would result in reduced flow of nutrients to the fetus. Iron can be obtained from meat, nuts, and green vegetables.

Last update: Feb 15, 2013
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