Becoming a Mom
Becoming a mom is a surprising thing but is a beautiful relationship between a mother and child. The condition is called pregnancy. It’s a time of preparation, excitement, and anticipation, etc. The nine months of pregnancy you will have time to calm your fears and prepare yourself for parenthood. Beyond the chronological change, a woman undergoes a most typical experience equivalent to a new journey. It is an experience that transforms you from an ordinary person to extraordinary. In this there are physical changes, status shift, spiritual unfolding, moves you to the next high level of consciousness, etc. This experience expands the self-knowledge and abilities of you to do everything.
Your body changes during thiscondition:
The musclesof your pelvic region become loose. Bone of pelvis stretches slightly. Yourstructure of brain goes through long lasting changes. Rush of hormones changesyour mind and body. From outside you will have acne flares like never before, yourhair will bounce and varicose veins will interlard on your legs. You have hairloss during it. The bladder muscle may get weak causing you long term urinaryproblems. You always experience problem of constipation. Your labia, moles andareola may become darker.
Your bodymakes excessive blood for the baby so you feel lightheaded, stress, hunger,weakness, etc. Spider like veins gets developed on your face, arms and neck. Yourskin becomes more shiny and glowing. The waistline of your belly begins toexpand as your baby grows. Also you will gain weight just a little more thannormal weight. You sometimes forget the things, unable to focus properly andfeel always moody. Fatigue is responsible to increases these feelings.
What you should eat during thiscondition:
You have totake best care of your diet and try to eat healthy things and if you eatunhealthy food that will badly affect you as well as your child. The healthyfoods you eat during your pregnancy are listed below:
Dairy products: Eat 3 or 4 servings in a day on dailybasis. This will give your baby and you calcium which is very good for health.In this you should eat yogurt that will provide both of you a better digestivehealth.
Vegetables: Consume green vegetables such asspinach, broccoli, kale, etc which give iron, calcium, fiber, vitamin A,vitamin C, vitamin K, etc.Also itreduces the risk of low birth weight.
Fruits: Add apricot, mangoes, oranges,pomegranate, pears, guava, avocado, banana, apple, and berry. They will giveyou and your baby calcium, vitamins, iron, potassium, folate, fiber, protein,carotenoids, antioxidants, carbohydrate, etc.
Meat, Fish and Eggs: Beef and chicken are best source ofprotein. Also they contain iron which is very essential for you because it is apart of hemoglobin that delivers oxygen to every cell of the body. Eat salmonit is rich in omega-3 fatty acids also eat light tuna. Eggs are best source ofcholine which is good for development of brain.
What you should not eat?
Do not eat unpasteurized products. Avoid cheese and caffeine drinks like coffee or alcohol. Do not try to eat swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel, and shark.