Every pregnant woman should be aware of the fact that now her body does not belong only to her. It should recognize and take responsibility for being growing inside her. To carry and give birth to a healthy child's full development, the expectant mother has to take into account many factors. Chief among them - food.
Pregnancy - the strongest challenge for the female body. Increasing the volume of blood (almost twice), increases the load on the heart and blood vessels, the immune system is weakened. The expectant mother you need more oxygen. It is therefore important to make the right nutrition program that would not only meet the growing needs of women in nutrients, proteins, fats and carbohydrates, but also helps the body to adapt to changes in it. Within nine months, all that goes into the woman's body falls also in developing the child's body. Proper nutrition will help to alleviate the pregnancy and ensure normal growth and development of the baby in the womb. But the consumption of certain foods pregnant women should refrain, as they may pose a risk to a child's health.
The immune system of adult women are often blocks the progression of the disease before the woman about her suspect, but unformed embryo has no such protection, so some products are contraindicated for pregnant women.
Unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses therefrom
We often eat cheese - brie, feta, camembert, suluguni Swiss - without thinking about what they can do us harm. Meanwhile, some cheeses contain the bacteria listeria. Under normal conditions the immune system
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women cope with the infection on their own. During pregnancy, a woman's immune system is weakened, and such infection can be fatal for the baby and for the mother. Furthermore, listeriosis causes miscarriage
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in early pregnancy (first trimester).
Unpasteurized juices and ciders
Fresh unpasteurized fruit and vegetable juices and ciders can also contain the bacteria listeria.
Raw eggs and food containing them
Eggs must be carefully prepared, and the yolk and albumen must be hardened and not liquid. In some dishes, for example, mousses, tiramisu, salad dressing "Caesar", homemade mayonnaise, batter containing raw eggs may contain salmonella bacteria
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. For this reason, pregnant women should avoid eating raw eggs and foods containing them.
Neprozharennoe meat, raw fish and shellfish
Rare steak, burgers, and other folk from meat and oysters, smoked fish and sushi should also be excluded from the diet before birth, as raw meat, fish and shellfish may contain pathogens of intestinal infections, salmonella and E. coli E-Coli.
Meat dishes and pies from the deli
Many meats and pates, bought in gastronomy, are infected with the bacteria listeria. To prevent food poisoning
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, Eat only meat products from the delicatessen, which passed thorough heat treatment and served hot.
Some species of fish
Fillet of king mackerel, albacore or yellowfin tuna grebnogolova, sharks and swordfish can contain high concentrations of mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls. This is very harmful substances that when ingested mothers can cause birth defects and neurological disorders in children. Doctors recommend consuming no more than one small jars of canned light tuna per week.
There is no clear indication as to how much alcohol is considered safe for the health of the expectant mother and the child, so it is best to completely abandon the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Alcohol can cause birth defects and neurological disorders in children.
Sweet drinks and juices
The body's ability to process sugar women significantly reduced during pregnancy, so the "load" of his sweets, including sweet drinks are not recommended. Try to eliminate from the diet foods with refined sugar, replacing them with natural products such as honey. STORES juices (especially orange) also harmful because they contain food dyes and other chemicals.
Soybeans and soy products
Numerous studies have shown that soy can be dangerous and even toxic for pregnant women and for children. The reason for this remains unknown effects of soy, but doctors strongly recommend that women abstain from the consumption of soybeans and products based on it during pregnancy.
Fast food, fatty and fried foods
Potato and corn chips, donuts, pastries, cakes, desserts, hamburgers and cheeseburgers and other fast food should be consumed strictly limited. Studies show that overreliance on the future mother of processed foods high in sugar and fat is directly related to obesity in the child in the future.