It happened! You’ve got that positive pregnancy test in your hand and you’re about to embark on an amazing new journey.But it’s not always all rainbows and unicorns. You may be feeling constantly nauseated (the name “morning sickness” is off the mark a bit), exhausted, and constantly running to the bathroom. For some, pregnancy can be a very tough nine months.
Whether this is your first, second, or sixth pregnancy, here are some tips to keep you and your growing baby happy and healthy.
You’ve gotta eat!
Super duper tired? How is your iron level?
Lots and lots of nutrients
- Calcium & magnesium for growing bones - found in dark chocolate (my favorite source), avocados, nuts & seeds, and veggies
- Omega-3 for a growing brain - found in chia seeds, ground flax seeds, walnuts, and Udo’s Oil (US/CA)
- Folate for placenta support - found in all fruits and veggies
- B vitamins, such as Flora's B Complex (US/CA), also found in whole grains, veggies, eggs, and beans
Probiotics for a healthy delivery
Be sure to take lots of pictures of your growing belly during this wonderful time. Before long, your baby will arrive and your next amazing adventure will begin!
Lisa Kilgour is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), founder of LisaKilgour.com, and a faculty member at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.<1> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4223055/