Now that you’re pregnant, you’re going to be eating for two. Your old diet simply won’t do. That’s why you’ll want to take note of what Dr. Ahmadinia recommends when you visit OBGYN High Desert.
Address Nutritional Deficiencies
He’ll help you come up with a plan that helps increase the likelihood of you having a happy, healthy baby. By addressing nutritional deficiencies and giving you pre-natal vitamins to take, Dr. Ahmadinia helps you take good care of your body physically so that your baby has a safe place to grow and develop. Through regular check-ups, the OBGYN is able to check to see how well everything is going through different stages of your pregnancy.
Get Vital Nutrients by Doing These Things
Here are some tips for getting the nutrients you need while pregnant:
- Take a good pre-natal vitamin. This ensures that you get enough folate in your diet to prevent neural-tube defects. You can also find it in foods and beverages such as orange juice, spinach, fortified breakfast cereals, lentils, rice, broccoli, and strawberries.
- Up your protein intake. You’ll need an extra 10 grams of protein a day for your baby. Some sources of protein include beef, chicken, fish, pork, and dairy. If you eat a plant-based diet, you’ll find dried beans, lentils, soy, and peanut butter great additions to what you already eat.
- Make sure that you get enough calcium. Considered the source of healthy bones and teeth, it helps prevent against osteoporosis. In addition to milk and dairy products, you’ll find it in fortified orange juice, tofu, almonds, and even okra!
- Get your fill of fiber. This is what keeps you regular and prevents constipation and hemorrhoids which tend to be a problem for many pregnant women. Make sure to eat a variety of vegetables such as potatoes with skin, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, apples, pears with skin, berries, and oranges.
- Don’t forget to add some healthy fat. You’ll find that it gives you the energy you need to power through your pregnancy. Go for almonds, fatty fish, nuts, safflower, sunflower, canola, and coconut oil.