Guide to Pregnancy

by Lara

When your pregnant it is important to start having nutritious, well-balanced meals. Your daily meals should include a variety of foods from the four main food groups shown in the Food Standards Agency's eatwell plate:

  • Fruits and vegetables. You can buy these fresh, frozen, tinned, dried or juiced. Aim for at least five portions each day.

  • Starchy food. These include bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. Try to choose wholegrain options.

  • Foods rich in protein. These include lean meat and chicken, fish, eggs and pulses (such as beans and lentils). Try to aim for at least two portions of fish a week, including of oily fish.

  • Dairy foods. These include milk, cheese and yogurt, which contain calcium.


Morning sickness


It is very natural to have morning sickness, all mothers do you can get help and support from NHS, so if your feeling down, someones there to help.


Exercise


The best type of exercise during pregnancy:

  • gets your heart pumping
  • keeps you supple
  • manages weight gain by burning calories
  • prepares your muscles for labour and birth
  • won't cause you to push your body too hard


Swimming exercises are good and yoga classes con help with stress. others include power walks and cycling ON ROADS ONLY. do not do sports such as gymnastics of horse riding.