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Nutrition

Your nutritional status at the time of conception and in the crucial early weeks of pregnancy is significant for the successful outcome of the pregnancy. 

1 min to read Nov 7, 2017

It is, therefore, vitally important that you eat correctly and maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet. The choices you make now, before you become pregnant, are important for your baby’s health. One of the most important things you can do for you and your future baby’s health is to start eating a balanced diet now.

Eating a variety of healthy foods will help ensure you and your baby receive the nutrients you both need. Think about vitamins, minerals and trace elements when planning to conceive. Healthy nutrition and a sensible lifestyle before pregnancy can ensure that your blood contains enough micronutrients. These are very important for the development of your child during the embryonic phase in the first weeks of pregnancy.

Micronutrients:

Healthy foods and drinks to consider:

Important nutrients include:

  • Folic Acid
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc
  • Calcium & Vitamin D
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B12
  • Iron

Be sure to avoid harmful substances, i.e. drugs, medication, alcohol, smoking and caffeine. See below or click here for a guide to nutrition during pregnancy.

You and your partner should review your current diet and make the necessary alterations. Click here for more information.