So, you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant!!
Well firstly before we get started let me extend a massive congratulations to you! You’re going to have a baby (EEEEK)!!!
However, now the realisation may have kicked in and you’re over the initial excitement, shock and disbelief, are you now wondering about the foods you’ll be eating over the next nine months? If you’re anything like me and have a huge appreciation for delicious home-cooked food, you’re going to absolutely love the tasty, healthy recipes you’ll discover on this site.
You’ve no doubt heard
About all the foods you should be avoiding, friends, doctors and family members will undoubtedly have offered their well meaning advice and opinions – Stay away from alcohol, avoid soft cheese, reduce your caffeine intake and don’t frequent sushi bars! Sounds familiar right?
The good news is The Pregnancy Pantry is about a celebration of good food packed full of nutrients and goodness which tastes amazing too.
However, without wanting to sound too much like your mother – the above advice still stands, well everything that is except for soft cheeses and sushi bars – but we’ll get to that bit later on.
A healthy well balanced diet may help in reducing many of the pregnancy symptoms we suffer with – from nausea, heartburn, leg cramps and constipation. The recipes you’ll find on here are all free of refined sugars and many of them will help relieve some of the unfortunate symptoms of pregnancy.
Nutrition in Pregnancy
Pregnancy changes the nutrient requirements of a woman.
In particular, the needs of specific micro-nutrients increase to a large extent.
It is important for a woman to meet these increased requirements to support a healthy pregnancy and the development of the child, long term.
When we decide to have a baby it’s a huge decision and our nutritional status from before we conceive right through our pregnancy and beyond will impact on our health and well-being as well as that of our baby, both short term and long term.
The problem with internet searches these days is that there is an unbelievable amount of information out there that it’s hard to sort through the fact from the fiction.
Health & Well-Being in Pregnancy
Sometimes life throws you a giant curve-ball that you just can’t dodge.
For the past few years I have been on a personal quest to be more aware of not only what I put in my body but also how I take care of my mind as well, with the end goal allowing me to reach a better level of well-being in my day to day life. To be more mindful and to have a sense of consciousness about my surroundings is something I am constantly striving to achieve.
Delicious Smoothies and Juices for Pregnancy
Juicing and creating smoothies is one of the best ways to get vital nutrients into your body,
Especially if you struggle to get your five a day or you’re struggling with nausea and morning sickness. By juicing your vegetables raw or creating smoothies every day you’ll ensure both you and your baby receive a huge dose of goodness while making you feel amazing at the same time, both inside and out.
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Everyone is different when it comes to pregnancy and no two pregnancies are ever the same and this applies to the early symptoms of pregnancy as well. I always wonder about the women who suddenly go into labour and yet they swear they had no idea they were pregnant!
I hope by now…
That you’ve established pregnancy isn’t the time to be messing around with your diet or deciding to restrict any major food groups, but I’m hoping that what we can agree on is that maintenance is crucial!! Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and ensuring optimum nutrition throughout pregnancy is fundamental for the development and growth of your baby and supporting your body throughout the next nine months and I hope you love the recipes as much as I do. So put the kettle on, get comfy and take a look around.
Here’s to a Happy Healthy Pregnancy.