First baby or grand baby? Whether it’s your 1st or 4th, a woman’s health is essential to the health of her baby. Women who eat well and exercise regularly along with regular prenatal care are less likely to have complications during pregnancy and give birth to a healthy baby. We at Hawaiian Organic Noni put together a simple list of things that can help you have a fun and easy (we hope!) pregnancy.
Consuming a nutrient rich diet during pregnancy is linked to improved fetal brain development. A balanced diet will also reduce the risks of anemia, fatigue, mood swings, swelling, and morning sickness.
A nutritious diet includes:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Healthy fat
- Folic acid 400 mcg daily
- Calcium 1,000 mg daily
Did you know? Folic acid is a B vitamin. Studies have found if taking folic acid is prior and during pregnancy can lower the risk of having a child with a neural tube (it covers the spinal cord) defect such as spina bifida.