3 Common Dieting Misconceptions For Pregnant Mothers
1. You Should Eat Much More Than Usual
Focus on quality rather than quantity: you want your diet to promote health and wellness for both you and your baby. Make sure you eat plenty of nutrition-dense foods containing omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, and plenty of vitamins. Avoid soft cheeses or unpasteurized milk, which could contain harmful bacteria that are bad for babies.
2. You Shouldn't Eat Fish
3. You Have to Eat Meat
These are the three biggest myths surrounding the diets of pregnant women. For the most part, a healthy pregnant diet is no different than a healthy regular diet. Be aware of these myths and you’ll have a healthy pregnancy without stressing out over what you eat. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns or questions about what you should and shouldn’t be eating during pregnancy.
Freelance blogger Elsa Kendrick writes primarily about health care and the changing face of medicine in the 21st century. She is currently researching Preeclampsia Pregnancy and learning more about the specialized services needed for fetal care.
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