Foods to avoid during pregnancy

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By Nancy Baker

Oh, boy congratulations you’ve just found out your pregnant and your heading in for your first visit with your obstetrician. They begin with showing you a beautiful ultrasound of your little pea nestled safely in your womb and then it begins!

They start telling you everything you can’t do while pregnant. A little bit of this a little bit of that and a whole lot of none of that. It can be quite overwhelming when you think of everything on the no-no list.

Especially when it comes to food that you can’t eat and should avoid. You start to wonder how am I supposed to survive without all of those foods and besides they are all so yummy and I can not live without my daily dose of coffee.

Now as a mom myself, I can understand how you feel there were plenty of times that I wanted a huge plate of French fries and a juicy cheeseburger. But the more that I stayed away from the foods on the no-no list the better I felt throughout my pregnancy.

When you eat better during pregnancy not only will you feel better, but it can also reduce the risk that you will get anemia and other things like gestational diabetes. Nobody wants the added stress of dealing with things like that.

Here are a couple of things that you’ll get out of a great and balanced diet:

  • Iron
  • Adequate fat
  • Folic acid
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C

By not eating tons of bad foods you are also able to control the amount of weight that you gain during pregnancy. Most doctors recommend gaining anywhere from 25-30 pounds during your whole pregnancy.

That can seem like a lot I know but trust me gaining weight happens a lot faster than you can open a bag of potato chips! If your not sure which foods you should avoid check out this link from Childmode.com!

It will give you the lowdown on the foods you need to limit during pregnancy and the foods you should avoid complaining during your pregnancy. This is sure to take the guesswork out of trying to remember every single item your doctor said was off-limits.

Take a deep breath and just relax there are plenty of tasty fruits and veggies and iron-rich meats that you can eat without all of the sugar, salt, and bad fats that some foods contain. 

If you don’t wanna take our word for it spend a couple of weeks avoiding the foods on the list and then tell us how your feeling. You’ll be more energized and ready to conquer nine months head on. 

And plus your doctor knows what they’re talking about right? After all, you did choose them to be your primary care physician. 

They would never tell you to do something that would cause you or your unborn child any harm( or at least they shouldn’t.) So take their advice and your baby will thank you for it later on! 

 

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