When you find out that you’re pregnant, you wonder what sorts of foods you can eat; it’s not just linked to your health anymore, but to your foetus’ development, too. So—how do you choose beneficial foods?
The First Trimester
At the end, the formation of your foetus’ organs, limbs, muscles and bones accelerates.
You feel extremely hungry sometimes, and other times you lose your appetite.
You often get tired.
Your body needs:
Folic acid or vitamin B9
It’s essential for your foetus’ cell division, their red blood cell formation and the development of their nervous system.
To get it, eat green vegetables like spinach, chicory and broccoli.
Add eggs and fruit like oranges, bananas and kiwi.
To get it, eat grilled red meat.
To help your body absorb it, eat fruit rich in vitamin C like oranges and kiwi.
The Second Trimester
Your foetus’ nerve cells are multiplying quickly.
The formation of the bones in the spinal column continues.
The nervous system develops.
You feel energized and regain your appetite.
Your body needs:
Eat grilled red meat, chicken or fish.
Add eggs, cheese and dairy.
Eat boiled chickpeas with spices, lentil soup, boiled or grilled potatoes…
It contributes to the development of your foetus’ bones, muscles and neurological functions.
It prevents a rise in blood pressure.
To get it, drink milk and eat yoghurt and white cheese.
Don’t forget to fulfil your need for vitamin D; it boosts your body’s absorption of calcium, so eat egg yolks and drink milk.
It is considered essential for the formation of your foetus’ bones and, later, teeth.
It gives you energy.
It contributes to the formation of your foetus’ cells, nerves and muscles.
It boosts their heart and liver function.
To get it, focus on grilled fish and salads with green vegetables.
Eat a piece of dark chocolate once a day.
The Third Trimester
Your foetus gets into position for birth, and their development speeds up.
Their mind uses 70% of the nutrients present in your body.
Omega 3 Acid
It boosts the safe development of your foetus’ mind and nervous system.