The 9 months of pregnancy


pregnant sleepsNot every pregnancy may be rosy (nausea, vomiting, constipation, etc.), but you will know that everything will be forgotten when you'll keep your baby in your arms for the first time.



1st Trimester

Week 2nd to 4th

Folic acid is necessary at this time. During the first 28 days of pregnancy, there are many cells that are still divided into the fetus. Folic acid, in particular, reduces the risk of complications during pregnancy, the risk of miscarriage and the birth of a low-fat baby. You should take a folic acid supplement of at least 400 grams throughout your pregnancy, as it is virtually impossible to take as much of the food as you eat.
During the first days of your pregnancy, the subcutaneous cell of the fetus will contribute to the gradual creation of your baby, while the outer layer of the cells will create the placenta. Surveys have shown that placental growth is directly linked to the foods that a prospective mom consumes. A healthy woman who looks after her diet will definitely get a stronger cake. Placenta is the "nutritional avenue" between your baby and you. So make sure your diet is enriched with fresh - and without many chemical processes - foods.


Week 5th to 12th

During the second month of pregnancy, you may experience nausea and other eating disorders. Rely on your instincts and maybe you finally understand what it is that ... "wants" your baby! Reduce the side effects of annoying, morning nausea, increasing consumption of zinc and vitamin B6. Prefer green tea. Also, you can consume in plenty of sunflower seeds, without salt of course.
If you feel particularly tired, it is perfectly normal with all these changes that are taking place in your body. To experience the feeling of fatigue, choose whole grains to help you balance blood sugar levels. Avoid sugary foods as well as caffeinated drinks and try to eat every 4 hours. You also drink plenty of liquids, juices and water. And whenever you have time to sleep at noon, do it! No one will misunderstand you

2nd Trimester

pregnant with baby shoesWeek 13th to 16th

While the first 12 weeks are more focused on the growth of your baby's organs, skeleton, tissue and cells, rapid embryo development occurs in the 2nd trimester. Set as your goal to consume 300 calories more each day to balance your baby's increased energy needs. These are equivalent to an apple, a slice of whole grain toast and a glass of milk.
You may also experience bowel dysfunction at any stage of pregnancy, as hormone changes slow down the digestion process. Boost your body by eating more fiber-rich foods by drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day and following a mild exercise program such as walking or swimming. At the same time, avoid caffeine as it dehydrates your body. If, however, you do not see spectacular results, soak one teaspoon of linseed in 1 glass of water and leave it all night. In the morning, strain it and drink a little every day until the symptoms disappear.


Week 17th to 23rd

During this period, your baby's senses develop. His hearing has begun to develop since 16 weeks, although the embryo's ears are still formed and will be fully formed towards the end of the 24th week and towards the end of this quarter.


Week 24th to 28th

By the end of the 2nd trimester you can also exert pressure on your digestive system from the place that the baby has now occupied in your inflated belly. This is why most pregnant women feel dyspepsia. To avoid further inconvenience, try to eat smaller amounts of food at regular intervals, avoid hot and oily foods, isotonic drinks, processed meats, alcohol and coffee. Set the time of the evening 3 hours before sleeping and chew food well. Try to sleep with the head slightly raised as this stops the contents of your stomach from going up to the esophagus during the night and suffering from dyspepsia.


3ο Trimester

Week 29th to 34th

Through your body, the essential fatty acid, iron for anemia and calcium for the subsequent creation of the teeth and of course for the bones, is passed to the baby. Prefer fish, unsalted nuts, hot red meat, liver, vegetables and yoghurt. During this time, your baby will double in size and will require more calories than you, so continue to eat an extra 300 calories a day. Avoid the many sweets, such as ready-made cakes and biscuits, and remember that sugar is gradually becoming fat. So, when you want to eat something sweet, you prefer an apple, nuts and cereal wafers.


Week 35th to 40th

The process of birth also requires the necessary energy reserves. Prepare two weeks before for the great time by eating more vegetables and whole grains as they are the ones that give energy to your body.
By the end of the quarter, your baby weighs about 7-7.5 pounds, but you've gotten over that! Do not worry! Most of these are fluid, increased blood and placenta. The above fat is needed to prepare breastfeeding, the best start for life for your baby.
happy baby