How many of us are aware of a crucial aspect that scripts our lifelong health status apart from lifestyle habits, diet, and genetics. Yes you have guessed it right! We are talking about the nutritional status of our mother during our stay in her womb for nine months. Several research studies point out that the impact created by the nutrition during pregnancy period has permanent effects on the child, right from the child’s ability to fight diseases to intelligence and several psychological factors. Hence is it not our duty to ensure our child gets the positive result by having good nutritional status and maintaining sound health. Gynecologists associated with Endoworld Hospital, a reputed IVF and Endoscopy center, Aurangabad
list out the ways to ensure the health of our baby in womb.
• Let’s get the basics right
In general, pregnant women would need more protein, vitamins and minerals and calories. The health and growth of your unborn baby is very much dependent on the nutrients derived out of these food habits. But it is high time to understand a vital concept – eating more is definitely not same as eating better and the latter is much preferred. And what the child in womb needs is good and healthier food than loads of junk foods. Infact your child does not demand you to increase the calorie intake during the first trimester and it is only during the second and final trimesters, it demands around 350 to 450 calories a day.
• Go for complete prenatal tests
As a reputed medical centre to offer IVF treatment in Aurangabad, we would like to get a sentence etched in the mind of pregnant women – ‘prenatal tests and pregnancy goes hand in hand and they are inseparable to ensure health factors of both you and your baby’. Because, a good prenatal care not only eliminates the chances of ill health of mother, but also promotes the proper growth of child. With huge advances in medical sciences, it has now become very much possible to monitor the wellbeing of unborn child and even perform in-utero corrective procedures for few complications.
With various advices and suggestions, it almost becomes very difficult to take the right quantity of apt nutritious food. One of the best ways is to approach your gynecologist and ask for the advices on nutritious food. Based on your food style habits, present medical conditions and supplement intakes for Vitamin B, D and Folic acid, your gynecologist in consultation with a dietician would recommend the right quantity and quality of food.
• What to avoid?
During pregnancy, it makes sense to skip certain food habits that even has the remote possibility of becoming unsafe both for you and your little baby.
Bacteria those are present in the below listed food items may cause undesirable effects and pose lifelong problems for your child.
o Uncooked seafood such as sushi and oysters
o Raw and unpasteurized milk
o Raw, semi or uncooked meat and poultry products.
Safe limit for alcohol intake during pregnancy has never been established and hence do not fall prey for those occasional drink ideas. Alcohol content in a mother’s blood can easily pass on to baby’s blood and completely collapse the growth of cells and dampen the development of brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. Hence, do not give scope to second thoughts and refrain from alcohol for those nine months.
Again it is not a bad idea to refrain or atleast restrict mild coffee drink to two glasses a day. As an adult, our body would get rid of caffeine during metabolism, but what about the baby? It does not have any other option other than to remain exposed to the ill effects of caffeine until it wears off. Give a valid thought.
In short, you can successfully write the lifespan health success story of your baby by practicing good lifestyle habits, taking nutritional food, and avoiding unsafe food. And what can be a better gift to your child other than a chance of good health that spans throughout the life?