4 Food Tips for Expectant Mothers

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 | Blog Posts, Morning Sickness Remedies Category | | Print This Article

Pregnancy can be a frustrating time when it comes to food, thanks in no small part to morning sickness. Not only do you need to be careful about what you eat so that your baby gets all of the nutrients that she needs, you also need to avoid those foods that trigger your nausea.

Pregnancy can really throw off your dietary routines. Here are 5 important food tips you can use to help guide you through the early days of pregnancy – and beyond:

  1. Eat when you’re nauseous. This feels counter-intuitive, of course. The last thing you want to do when you’re struggling with morning sickness sis to put food down your throat. Ideally, you’ll learn to recognize what time of day morning sickness tends to strike, and try to eat a little bit before that. There are a number of healthy foods that tend to help combat nausea – and that may even help to reduce your morning sickness.
  2. Keep hydrated. Buy a fashionable water bottle and take it everywhere with you. Consider getting some of those packets of flavoring to spice up your water a bit. Plain water is fine, but it’s better with a lime or lemon wedge.
  3. Keep some healthy snacks around. This can be essential for the woman who works in an office. Those break-room donuts may call for you, but keeping some fresh fruit, toasted pumpkin seeds, vegetable sticks, or even a small amount of organic chocolate can help you fight the urge to eat them.
  4. Don’t expect perfection. As a new mom, you want to do everything right. You want to eat all of the right foods, avoid the ones you’re not supposed to have, and more. But you also need to realize that being an expectant, healthy mom isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition. Take it one day at a time, and if you do make a mistake move past it.

Becoming a mom should be a joyful time in your life, not one when you stress over every little food decision. Follow these tips to keep your baby and you healthy, and to keep you both happy, as well.

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