Supporting your body to support your pregnancy involves nutrition, movement, and love. You can mix the order up how ever you like! (In this order, sooth your hunger, add balance and flexibility for your pregnancy comfort or ease of birth, and enjoy a cuddle.)
SpinningBabies.com has lots of movement and balance ideas. I’m hoping your friends and family are giving you the love reflecting the love you are giving them. So, that leaves us with nutrition. Again.
Fancy Fats and Omega 3s
Black walnuts, avocados and coconut oil. Yum. Having healthy fats helps build smart brains for mother and baby. Butter up, a dab of real butter is really better than margarine. If you drink milk, please choose whole milk and make it organic. Don’t choose low-fat dairy products for pregnancy. Better to drink less and choose a better quality!
Colon health is often considered the root of health and it may be due the digestive tract being the home of most of our bacteria. Fermented foods and drinks are getting popular as we gain compassion for our body-buddies or gut-mates.
I’m looking forward to Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford’s new film, A Probiotic Life. Willow, Toni and Alex’s 7-year old daughter, is enthralling in the fundraiser, winning the trailer a worthwhile surf by itself.
Ok, that’s fresh water, where’s the ocean? Its in eating salt-to-taste. And don’t skip the iodized salt unless you get a good replacement and eat your kelp. Kelp is delicious with butter over popcorn. (I drool remembering the days before I found out corn makes me grumpy (to put it mildly). If you don’t crave salt and don’t use it in cooking, I suggest you add salt to your diet in pregnancy. You may find it helps swelling go down. Just don’t dive into potato chips and fries, that’s not what I’m saying.
Eat close to the tree
And vine, and root. And eat with good company. There’s oxytocin in sharing a meal.
This article is a little taste of good eating for pregnancy:
- 4-6 protein servings in a day
- 5 or 6 for veggies,
- 1 yellow fruit or veggie
- 1 apple or small bowl of berries
- 1-2 cups of whole grains
- 3 quarts of water and
A prenatal, food-based, vitamin and mineral supplement is worthy. Check for calcium to reach at least 1,000 mg. Our soil isn’t what it used to be, so don’t feel that a supplement is over doing it. Avoid chemicals and drugs, and scary stories. And that’s enough hovering over you for one blog post!
Hug your belly and know you are adored here at Spinning Babies. You bring the light of the future. Feed yourself well.