Anyone see the afternoon show today, i missed what they were saying all i heard was drink is a big no no and coleslaw was ok! anyone have anymore info?
Can't get into the link for today's show as it's not working properly, but here is the info given on another show back in May:
[b:5wgbtebb]Nutrients that need special attention during pregnancy[/b:5wgbtebb]
Folic acid, also known as folate, is one of the B group of vitamins B9. Folic acid is an important vitamin for a healthy pregnancy. It helps prevent conditions such as spina bifida and other neural tube defects that can affect the baby's spine. It is important to take a folic acid supplement along with a good dietary supply pre-pregnancy and for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. You need 400 µg per day. All women of child bearing age should be taking a folic acid supplement daily whether planning a pregnancy or not. About 50% of pregnancies are unplanned.
[b:5wgbtebb]Good dietary sources of folic acid include; [/b:5wgbtebb]
. Green vegetables, such as broccoli, brussel sprouts & spinach
. Beans and peas
. Some fruits, such as oranges
. Yeast or malt extract e.g. ovaltine
. Some brands of bread, breakfast cereal, milk and other foods may have folic acid added to them.
[b:5wgbtebb]Iron and vitamin C[/b:5wgbtebb]
Iron is important to help make the extra blood needed by you and your baby and is needed for the growth of your babies brain. It is estimated that your blood volume increases by up to 50% during pregnancy. As you go through pregnancy your baby will build up a store of iron which will last them until they reach six months. In Ireland 75% of women do not eat enough iron. Vitamin C is helps your body absorb iron from plant sources of iron. Try to include an iron rich food in your diet daily.
[b:5wgbtebb]Good sources of iron[/b:5wgbtebb]
. Red meat e.g. beef
. Breakfast cereals with added iron
. Pulses, such as beans, peas and lentils
. Dried fruit, such as prunes
. Dark green vegetables e.g. broccoli and spinach
The need for vitamin C increases by 33% during pregnancy. Choose rich sources of vitamin C daily.
[b:5wgbtebb]Good sources of vitamin C:[/b:5wgbtebb]
. Fruit e.g. oranges, berries, tomatoes, juices.
. Try including a glass of juice with breakfast.
[b:5wgbtebb]Calcium and vitamin D[/b:5wgbtebb]
Your baby's teeth will begin to develop as early as the sixth week of pregnancy and calcium is also needed for bone development. The baby will generally take enough calcium from the mother so it is important that the mother includes enough calcium rich foods in her diet to ensure she maintains good bone health too. We have an increased requirement for calcium during pregnancy so a good dietary intake is imperative for good bone health.
[b:5wgbtebb]Good sources of calcium include;[/b:5wgbtebb]
. Dairy including milk, cheese and yogurt. Only use pasteurised dairy produce when pregnant.
. Soya milk fortified with calcium.
. tinned fish,
[b:5wgbtebb]Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and good sources include;[/b:5wgbtebb]
. Oily fish
. Some fortified milks and margarines
[b:5wgbtebb]Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids[/b:5wgbtebb]
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are important for developing your baby's brain and eyes.
[b:5wgbtebb]Good dietary sources include[/b:5wgbtebb]:
. Oily fish, such as herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines & trout
. Seeds, such as linseed, sunflower, pumpkin and sesame
. Try to eat 1 portion of oily fish each week.
Drink water regularly - at least 8 glasses a day.
Very important to practise good food hygiene
. Buy, store and prepare food correctly
. Always wear gloves when gardening or handling cat litter
. Always wash your hands before a meal
. Avoid salad bars or open display food areas
[b:5wgbtebb]Food Safety - foods & drinks to avoid[/b:5wgbtebb]
. Lightly cooked or raw eggs
. Unpasteurised dairy produce
. Raw or undercooked meat, poultry, fish and shellfish
. Excess vitamin A & liver
. Peanuts if there is a family history of allergy
[b:5wgbtebb]Food Safety - foods & drinks to limit[/b:5wgbtebb]
. Marlin, swordfish or shark
. Keep tuna to 2 medium sized cans or 1 fresh tuna steak per week
. Caffeine - max of 4 caffeinated drinks per day
. Herbal teas - max of 2 cups per day. Use teabags and avoid drinking it too strong
. Herbal remedies - avoid these unless a qualified professional has advised they are safe. Always check with your doctor
Common pregnancy complaints;
1. Morning sickness...
. Eat small carbohydrate based snacks
. Aim to eat 6 times per day instead of big meals
. Drink plenty of fluids especially between mealtimes
. Get plenty of fresh air
. Ginger can help reduce nausea so try ginger nut biscuits or ginger ale
. If sickness is very bad seek professional help
2. Constipation.prevention is better than cure!
. Diet - including high fibre foods in diet; wholegrain bread, high fibre cereals, porridge, linseed, dried fruit, fruits, vegetables
. Fluid - increase the amount of fluid everyday. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
. It may also help to try prune juice if constipated
. Exercise - regular gentle exercise will help
. Medicine - never without medical supervision during pregnancy
3. Heartburn.generally happens nearer the end
. Eat small regular meals, avoid big meals
. Eat slowly and chew food really well
. Avoid fried, fatty or spicy foods
. Avoid fizzy drinks and caffeine
. Don't lie down for an hour after eating
. If very severe symptoms seek medical advice
4. Food cravings.
. An American survey on cravings during pregnancy showed that 85% of women reported at least one food craving. Of those;
. almost 40 per cent of women craved 'something sweet'
. 33% something salty
. 17% something spicy &
. 10% craved citrus fruit, green apples and other tart or sour foods
You should acknowledge pregnancy cravings but don't necessarily give in to them.make sure that it's food you want and not a hug! Try to incorporate your craving into your mealtime. If craving a non-food item seek professional advice.
thanks for red_rubies
I saw the afternoon show today and I have to say, it was really annoying. The woman presenting the section on "food and pregnancy" was NOT a doctor but a nutritionalist (who was pregnant) and I really felt like she was a preecher, esp about the alcohol.
When she was asked about alcohol, she bluntly said "no drink at all during the pregnancy". There are so many conflicting reports about drinking whilst pregnant, she could have been more open minded about it like maybe saying "consult your doc etc".
Also she said that cravings and hunger are ""in the mind" and we are really just thirsty!!!
well said babydream!!!
that was one of the parts i heard and my dh said to me that he thought it was really rude!
She specifically singled out parmesan as a no-no, whereas I looked into this (and am sure I asked my midwife about it) and because it's a hard cheese, it's usually deemed to be fine.
I e-mailed the Afternoon Show about this but no reply yet.
Well I have been eating parmesan at least once or twice a week. As far as I am concerned its fine!!
The NO alcohol whatsoever thing is a bit neurotic. (just my opinion!) Numerous doctors and other health professionals say there is no harm in a glass of wine with your dinner after 12 weeks!
cheer bear bride
Grunge Bride I thought it was ok too?????
She bugged the sh*t out of me-saying you dont get hungrier during pregnancy-WTF of course you do! Then said that you dont need to increase your calorie intake until the last trimester?