You should have known by now that your baby who is gradually developing within the womb gains the necessary nutrition from you, which signifies that if you were lacking in proper diet would pave the way for unhealthy outcomes for the new born. So it is important for a pregnant woman to follow an antenatal diet closely during pregnancy so that the baby can grow and thrive within the mother's womb. You may have to opt for nutritional advice and supplements during pregnancy. Your baby needs a proper balance of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, minerals and vitamins in order to grow healthily. For this, your antenatal diet should comprise of an additional 300 calories of food with what you normally ate before pregnancy. You should aim to eat as much as complex carbohydrates as possible, this can be in the form of beans, legumes, vegetables, whole-grain pasta and bread. Curb down your consumption of sweeteners, sugar, cookies, white bread, milk chocolates and other things as recommended by your gynaecologist. An important part of the antenatal diet is the consumption of protein. You will have to eat 100 grams of protein every day, which would be divided into 4 servings. You must also eat enough fibre, potassium and magnesium either through supplements or from natural sources. Your health care provider would recommend you to eat foods that are rich in iron, omega 3-fatty acids and calcium. Remember that a healthy diet is a key to a healthy baby and therefore, you should pay attention to what you eat and ensure you rely on a good gynaecologist for the Antenatal Check-up.
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