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Food Informations during Pregnancy

Posted last April 21, 2012, 3:01 am in Food report article

Women most of the time faces problems and difficulties because of lack of knowledge regarding food information during pregnancy. Listed below is what I came up after searching for answers to common questions nowadays.
Do pregnant woman need to eat twice as normal?
No, you do not need to eat twice as much but you do need to eat foods which has the vitamins and nutrients that you and your baby needed. 
Then what kind of vitamins and nutrients does a pregnant woman need?
Foods that contains Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Zinc, Potassium, Protein, Calcium, Iron and Fiber. Overall, well balanced diet is what you really need. If the mother doesn't meet with the proper vitamins and nutrients needed it will also take effect on the health of the baby as well.
What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?
You should avoid foods that contains Vitamin A because according to studies it may cause damage to the embryo and you may also want to avoid unpasteurized cheeses for possible exposure to the transmission of infectious diseases such as Listeria.
What is the normal weight gain during pregnancy?
Here are the following weight gains you should look out for it is divided into three periods..
First Trimester: 1 to 2kg. / 2 to 4lb.
Second Trimester: 300 to 400g. / 10 to 14oz. a Week
Third Trimester: 1 to 3kg. / 2 to 6lb. a Month
Most woman often suffer from constipation that is why in addition to all of this pregnant woman should really need to take-in rich in fiber foods such as fruits, vegtables, bread, cereals, exercise 20 to 30 minutes swimming or active walking two/three times a week and most of all drinking 2 to 3 litres of water each day could really help pregnant woman from experiencing constipation.