First Trimester Pregnancy Diet Chart For Better Health

Mon Apr 10, 2023

Pregnancy is one of the best and most challenging moment of your life. Due to hormonal changes, you could feel completely bloated and irritable one day and very happy and normal the next, not wanting to eat anything.

Many mothers don't find out they are pregnant until after they miss their period and take a pregnancy test. You are already two to 2.5 weeks pregnant when you take a pregnancy test and get a positive result.

Which sometime even result in pressure to make up the time now - that the first month has already started.

Since the first three months of pregnancy are when the fetal brain develops, the first trimester is important. Maintain a healthy diet at all times, stay away from bad food, long distance travel, and stress because these can all be harmful to your unborn child.

After 5-8 weeks after conception, a good pregnancy can be identified, and the babies are typically robust and strong. So eating a healthy and careful diet is very important. 

Pregnancy Diet For First Trimester

1) Rich In Iron

Iron is essential for preserving healthy blood flow and increasing hemoglobin levels. Eat a lot of foods high in iron, such as beets, oats, dry fruits, poultry, mutton liver, beans, pulses, almonds, and so forth.

2) High In Folate

Your doctor might have advised folic acid pills as soon as you perform a pregnancy test. Nonetheless, it is advised to incorporate foods high in folate in your diet as well. This will be beneficial during the entire pregnancy and help the developing fetus. Natural folates are abundant in foods including bananas, eggs, beans, spinach, sunflower seeds, and peanuts.

3) Meat

All foods, with the exception of seafood, are safe to eat throughout the first month of pregnancy. Because methyl-mercury levels in seafood are high, it may be harmful to the development of the fetus. Also, eating any undercooked foods can expose you to dangerous bacteria and viruses. In any case, cook every meal thoroughly because they are rich in proteins and vitamins.

4) Berries

Fruits are super foods that are packed with natural vitamins, minerals, water, antioxidants, and antioxidants. The best option for a healthy pregnancy is this one. Many fruits are also high in fiber. Add 3 to 4 servings of fruit a day, at the very least.

5) Milk and Its Products

A great source of proteins, calcium, good fats, and folic acid is milk. If milk isn't your favorite food, you can still eat dairy products like paneer, cheese, and yogurt. To make delicious yogurt and buttermilk, combine different flavors.

6) Vitamin B6

During the first trimester of pregnancy, vitamin B6 is essential because it can aid with nausea and vomiting. Instead of taking medicines to relieve nausea and the feeling of being about to vomit, it is recommended to consume naturally high-Vitamin B6 foods like salmon, peanut butter, bananas, pecans, whole grains, chickpeas, and spinach, as well as tofu.

Ashutosh Bhardwaj, MBBS, DCH, PGDUS, PGPN
He is a Pediatrician and Neonatologist with passion of teaching on pregnancy diet and nutrition, scientific womb talk trainer, and baby brain development trainer.

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