Staying healthy while pregnant, especially as you enter your second trimester, entails conscious change in the part of any mom-to-be. According to research, diet quality during pregnancy is associated with preterm birth. Hence, taking care of your diet and living a health-conscious lifestyle can improve the quality of your pregnancy. During this period, your body requires an enhanced level of nutrition to prepare for your baby’s arrival and to accommodate your little one’s growth.
Aside from the usual doctor-prescribed regimen of a healthy diet, sleep and exercise, here are other ways you can make sure your body is prepared for your little one:
1. Choose healthy snacks
Practice meal planning in advance so you don’t get tempted to snack on unhealthy junk food in between meals. Choose healthy snack choices like fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt, vegetable juice, skim milk, and unbuttered popcorn. Refrain from unhealthy snack choices such as ice cream, peanut butter, and breakfast cereals.
2. Be wary of artificial sweeteners
Staying away from sugar during pregnancy is a good way to keep your health in check. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that artificial sweeteners are good for you. Effects of these sweeteners on your unborn baby have not been studied extensively, so it’s best to limit your intake whenever possible.
3. Choose a specialized maternal milk over regular milk
When pregnant, regular milk is simply not enough to provide you with the additional nutrients needed to help achieve a healthy pregnancy. Doctor-recommended maternal milk such as Anmum Materna helps support your immune system, reduces the risk of anemia, and reduces the risk of bearing a child with neutral tube defects. Anmum Materna is the #1 maternal milk brand in the Philippines. Drinking just two glasses a day will do wonders for you and the baby inside. Anmum Materna can meet 100% of your daily folate needs versus regular milk.
Make pregnancy a more enjoyable adventure by getting the support you need. Talk to other pregnant women through the Anmum Mommy Circle! Anmum Materna, the #1 pregnancy milk, is the choice partner of pregnant women in the Philippines and around the world.