Pregnancy is the maximum state of a woman, where happiness, harmony and energy converge for the creation of a new being. It is not a disease and we must enjoy this state since each pregnancy is unique and an opportunity to know and know how to listen to our body.
During pregnancy, the woman undergoes a series of changes, physical, mental and emotional, that must be taken into account for the preparation of the diet. And thus be able to appease them so that they do not become a problem.
The feeding also must vary according to the quarter in which it is, the requirements of the baby vary in the advance of the pregnancy.
The cravings do not stop being messages of the needs of our body.
What can happen?
The first trimester is habitual that we have more appetite of salty and / or acidic foods, their nutrients we need them for the formation of bones and nervous system.
The mineral needs are increased, so if the food is deficient, there is a great loss of calcium and / or iron. Knowing this, the most suitable diet would be one enriched in these minerals and their flattering absorption.
Beware of acids! Not everyone is welcome at this time, since it depends on the chosen one, it can have the opposite effect ... demineralize us!
It is important to be clear about how we demineralize, since we can be doing a diet rich in calcium, but we also make it very rich in foods such as meats, soft drinks, refined flours, excess of salads, ... so much calcium does not help us at all.
The algae is the food that remineralizes us the most. Not all are convenient during pregnancy and should not be abused at this time. But we must not forget them!
The seeds, a great food to have also present for the health of our bones, nervous system, digestive system, ...
It is also common the appetite of starch (pasta, rice, potatoes, ...), there is a higher energy requirement, and the energy we get from these foods. It is convenient to make them integral, for several reasons: the vitamin and mineral intake is notably higher, it will help us to prevent constipation and hunger will come later.
As we already know, in the first trimester, nausea, dizziness may appear, we will have to reduce liquids, fruits and their juices, salads and raw vegetables, Solanaceae (peppers, potatoes, tomato), ..., lack of appetite, ... as external help to the feeding we have Bach flowers, homeopathy, ...
In the second quarter and in the following one, an extra supply of Omega 3 (DHA) is recommended, with nuts, anchovies, cold pressed 1® flax oil, ...
Second quarter, where, in principle, the bad mood disappears and we can eat again naturally. It is the trimester of "joy", we will notice how our tummy begins to grow and with it our baby, we will notice the first movements, which describe them as a sensation of gas. This happens from the 16 weeks in, the more sensitive moms, and it sure is noticed from the 20 weeks.
The diet in this quarter should be abundant in vegetable protein or of good quality (ecological), calcium and iron. I also invite you to know how our body can lose these nutrients, disfavoring our diet.
Third quarter, change of food! You do not need so much salt, now a lighter diet is needed, which facilitates the opening, a fresh diet.
We will continue with whole grains, seeds, we will increase the algae, the fresh fruit of the season, vegetables, ...
During this quarter we will reduce the contribution of Omega 3 to increase that of Omega 6, sesame seeds, tahin, evening primrose oil, ...
It can appear heartburn, we can solve it with a spoonful of crushed raw potatoes, umeboshi plums, hot water cup, ... Of course, eliminate coffees, copious meals, irregularity in meals, ...
To avoid constipation, it is convenient the abundance of whole foods, water and exercise, also eliminate dairy, refined foods and sugars.
With the retention of liquids, exercise is basic, with it the feeding must be indicated to favor the venous return.
The appearance of cramps, is indicating a demineralization, usual during pregnancy, as we have discussed previously.
Enjoy this moment, feel the important, the unique, the special that it becomes. Live pregnancy as something magical, you take it inside, with you is forming your whole being. Look at him, he is your baby, the fruit of love, the fruit of something wonderful that is happening inside you. Feel special because you are.