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Did you know that up until the last month of your pregnancy your lifestyle* can influence your baby’s future health? Good nutrition can play an important part!
Answer 5 quick questions to find out what to consider - amongst other things - for your nutrition. Good luckGET STARTED
Now you know all about the importance of the correct nutrition during the last month of your pregnancy and how Femibion can help launch your baby’s lifelong health.LEARN MORE
Your nutritional need for folate remains higher throughout your entire pregnancy, and whilst you are breastfeeding. Folate not only plays a role in the closure of the neural tube*, but also contributes to normal blood formation, cell division and maternal tissue growth, including growth of the placenta. It is found for example in dark green leafy vegetables, as well as some fortified foods such as breads and pregnancy supplements.NEXT
Fatty fish contain omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA which contributes to your baby’s normal eye and brain development*. These should be included in your diet if possible. Some types of fish such as salmon, trout or sardines can be eaten twice a week, whilst others such as shark, swordfish and marlin should be avoided due to high levels of mercury. You should also avoid raw shellfish.NEXT
Eating for two – or twice as much - during pregnancy is a common misperception. You need to ensure you continue eating a varied and balanced healthy diet as you would normally. You only need about 300 more calories per day; gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases your risk of backaches and high blood pressure.NEXT
Calcium is necessary for normal bones and teeth, but vitamin D also contributes to the normal absorption and utilisation of calcium and is necessary for normal bones & teeth. Femibion contains vitamin D.NEXT
Fats are an essential part of nutrition, but some fats are better for your health than others. While saturated fats should be limited, other fats, like those containing omega-3 fatty acids play an important part for nutrition. DHA is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid that has a functional and structural role in the brain and retina, and maternal intake contributes to their normal development in the foetus and the breastfed infant. In addition to the recommended daily intake for adults of 250mg of omega-3 fatty acids EPA & DHA, you should take an additional 200mg DHA per day for pregnancy and breastfeeding.NEXT
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