We all want to give our baby the best start in life, and taking care of ourselves while we’re pregnant can help make sure our baby receives the essential nutrients they need for optimum health. Your body’s working overtime to provide your baby with all the nutrients it needs to grow, and that can be exhausting.
But there are three things you can try doing before and during pregnancy to help you and your baby:
1. Eat small meals frequently
You can help meet your daily energy needs by eating small meals frequently. This can help keep your blood sugar levels even, which will help your energy levels, and may also help with nausea in the early months. Bonus!
2. Choose whole foods and ‘good’ fats
Give your body more of what it needs and less of what it doesn’t. Choose whole foods and healthy fats from nuts and vegetable oils, and reduce refined carbohydrates and saturated fats to give your body more of the nutrients it needs to support you and your growing baby during pregnancy.
3. Add low impact activity to your day
Your body needs a balance of rest and activity. You’ll be exhausted sometimes and that’s totally normal. As well as trying to get enough rest, if you don’t already have a regular physical routine you enjoy, doing things like walking daily or swimming are great low impact ways of staying active.
Stay informed: First 1,000 Days Nutrition Program
From pregnancy to age two is one of the most important times for your child’s nutrition. Your baby’s first 1,000 days, from conception to age two is a time when your baby’s nutrition needs are constantly evolving.
If you’re looking for a resource to keep you informed through pregnancy and beyond, a program like Nestlé’s First 1,000 Days Nutrition Program can give you skills, practical advice and knowledge that can help you make informed nutrition and feeding choices for you and your little one.
With emails on age-based information direct from experts, helpful meal inspiration for you and your baby, and interactive tools to inspire and support you, you can get support every step of the way.
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