You are taking on one of the greatest joys and responsibilities in this world: being a mother. To say, being a mom has changed my life, is a supreme understatement. Just thinking about it as I write this, makes me tear up when I reflect on all the joys and challenges. And my son is only 9 months old! As a pregnant mom, you want to take care of your baby, and that can start now.
The pictures you see are of my son and I. I feel they capture the heart of motherhood for me. They capture, as close as any picture can, that I would do anything for him, as you would for your child. For me, this starts with nutrition and health. Proper nutrition for you and your baby provides the key building blocks to help them become the happy, healthy, smart, and strong children that you dream of them being.
Ideally, a woman would start to prepare her body for pregnancy through her diet 3-6 months before she tries to conceive. However, it is never too late to start! There are many considerations for a pregnancy diet. First, and most importantly, consuming nutrients to support the healthy development of your baby is key. You should consume the right amount to gain weight but not allow yourself to “eat for two” where you can gain too much and put your health at risk. The focus should be on consuming enough nutrients to support your baby’s growth and not just calories. Also, food can be a great way to lessen some of the negative symptoms of pregnancy, and eating the right foods can reduce those crazy cravings. See my other blog posts on these topics where we will talk in detail about each of these and look at some delicious, healthy food options for a great pregnancy.
For my guide about pregnancy, click the links below:
- The Marathon of Pregnancy
- The Ultimate Guide of How to Eat for Fertility
- Guide for How to Reduce Pregnancy Cravings
- The Ultimate Guide to Supplements for Pregnancy Tests and Labor
- The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Pregnancy Recipes
- The Ultimate Guide to a Pregnancy Diet: Nutrients Needed for Pregnancy
- Guide of How to Minimize Your Pregnancy Symptoms with Food