4 Vital Nutrients during Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is absolutely good news for any married couple. But before dreaming about future you should take care of the present. Yes, the baby is coming but not forgets about the pregnant mother who needs ultimate care and proper nutrition. In Pakistan 8 out of ten pregnant ladies suffer serious complications during pregnancy. To consult the best gynecologist in Karachi Pakistan, you can take help from Marham. Here are some nutrients listed which are necessary for pregnant ladies.

Folic Acid:

Folic acid not only maintains the health status of the mother during pregnancy but also helps to prevent neural tube birth defects which affect the brain and spinal cord of the baby. In first 21 weeks of pregnancy, this supplement is vital as brain and spinal cord of baby developed in this time. Green leafy vegetables, nuts, beans, citrus fruits, are naturally fortified with folic acid. For backup, you can take a supplement too after consulting your doctor.

Calcium:

This is important for a pregnant woman as it helps to prevent losing her own bone density as the baby uses mother’s calcium for its own bone growth. During whole pregnancy, an adequate amount of calcium should intake to avoid any mishap. Almonds, salmon, beans, and yogurt are a good natural source of calcium. For more guidelines about diet in pregnancy find and consult dietician in Karachi, Lahore and all other main cities of Pakistan through Marham.pk

Calcium

Iodine:

Iodine is critical for women during pregnancy for the proper functioning of the thyroid. Women with iodine deficiency can suffer miscarriage and stillbirth. Iodine deficiency can also lead to stunted physical growth, severe mental disability, and deafness in baby growing inside. Cheese, yogurt, and potatoes are enriched with iodine.

Proteins

Iron:

Proper iron intake can save the pregnant ladies from anemia and maintains normal blood flow in mother and fetus which carry oxygen with it. Adequate iron intake also prevents hypoxia and stillbirth. Leafy green vegetables, meat legumes, and beans are a good source of iron.

  • Taking your prenatal vitamins is essential for you and your baby. A balanced diet includes all these and many other essential nutrients but as many of us fail to include certain elements from food it is wise to take it in form of a supplement as prescribed by your gynecologist.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.

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