Strong roots are the sign of a stronger tree. To have a healthy outcome of successful conception, a mother has to be nutritionally fit. If you are trying to get pregnant, then you should follow a nutritionally balanced diet. It not only makes you fit but also helps to make your womb stronger to hold a baby and provide nourishment as well. Hence nutrition while trying to conceive is very important.
In India, there are so many traditional dishes which have been passed from generations like gond ke ladoo, khajur ke ladoo, panjiri with ample amount of dry fruits and many more. The purpose is the same i.e. the would-be-mother or the woman who is planning for a baby is nourished well with nutrients and delivers a healthy baby.
Here we have some very important tips or diet plans that will help in easy and healthy conception.
Pay attention to your weight
You should maintain a healthy weight. If you are very thin, it indicates that you might have some nutrients deficiency or you may be not strong enough to carry a baby in your uterus. On the other hand, if you are an obese person, then you might face problems in your menstrual cycle and in conceiving too. So, maintaining a healthy weight will help you in making the pregnancy period much easier from conception to delivery.
Exercises help in conceiving
Regular physical activity helps to maintain better body composition, healthy bones, and ideal weight. A little exercise helps to have a healthy ovulatory cycle. Exercise improves stamina throughout pregnancy and at the time of delivery. Also, the immunity level of the mother improves drastically.
Important nutrients That help to conceive
Healthy conceiving consists of vital nutrients that help to conceive. These nutrients are folic acid, vitamin D, vitamin E and iron in conjunction with appropriate energy and proteins. Every nutrient has its own benefits like folic acid helps in the production of DNA and RNA of the fetus. Vitamin D provides strength to the bones and also helps in absorption of calcium. There are other nutrients which simultaneously helps you to be a fit, healthy and nourished person and be physically prepared for conceiving.
Tablets for every nutrient is available in the market but it is healthier if you get it naturally by food. Here, we have some rich sources of the specific nutrient.
Sources of Folic Acid
- Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and green turnip
- Broccoli and Ladyfinger
- Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit etc.
- Beans and lentils and flax seeds.
- Lentils and sprouts
Sources of Vitamin D
- Milk and its products
- Vitamin D fortified milk or juices.
- For depleted stores, Vitamin D granules or injections are used.
Sources of Vitamin E
- Sunflower Seeds
- Fish oils and Palm Oil
Sources of Iron
- Red meat
- Organ meats like Liver
- Dried Raisins and apricots
- Iron-fortified cereals, bread, and pasta.
Kick out the stress
You should keep your mind calm and free from stress. Our mind is responsible for every hormonal change in our body. If you are under stress, it directly affects you and your baby’s health. Even, extreme stress results in miscarriage or stillbirths.
Control your caffeine
You should avoid high consumption of caffeine found in coffee or tea. Caffeine is a type of drug and its overdose can harm your baby’s health. It also acts as a barrier to conception.
Consuming alcohol adds to the chances of miscarriage and stillbirths. You should avoid alcohol, 8 to 10 months before conceiving to cope up with the bad effects done by alcohol to your body.
Smoking can lead to infertility. The chemicals in the cigarette can harm reproductive organs. It can disturb ovulation also increases the chances of miscarriages.
Passive smoking is as injurious to woman’s health as active smoking. There is inhalation of the same chemicals causing the same damage. You should avoid smoking as well as keep a distance from other smokers.
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