- Getting bigger by the day!
- Your midwife might be able to feel what position your baby is in
- For first time mums, the baby’s head moves down further into your pelvis
Take time to work out some quick and nutritious meals; this will stand you in good stead once your baby is born and when time to cook is at a premium.
Think simple meals made with organic ingredients and you won’t go wrong, for you or for your baby. On average, organic food contains higher levels of vitamin C and essential minerals - and it tastes good too. A quick steak meal will help keep your iron levels up (organic beef comes from cows that are treated humanely and fed well and organically with GM-free feed). Drinking a fruit juice rich in vitamin C will help increase the absorption of iron - so why not go for an organic juice from HiPP - great for mum and baby!
It’s all very well people telling you to eat healthily during pregnancy, but what about when you’re pressed for time (and who isn’t, nowadays) or can’t face cooking? Is there such a thing as a ‘healthy’ takeaway?
If you fancy a kebab, choose the ‘shish’ kebab option (cubes of lamb or chicken) rather than the fattier ‘doner’ version (and ask them not to sprinkle salt on the meat). Kebabs (or falafel), served with salad in pitta, can be a healthy takeaway option. Hummous is good too.
Pile some extra vegetables onto a takeaway pizza to help you achieve your five portions of fruit or vegetables a day. Sliced red peppers, raw spinach or sweetcorn are all good choices. The cheese on the pizza will help to keep your calcium levels up. Order your jacket potato with cheese and beans - yummy!
Off to classes
Childbirth classes are useful and good fun - and they’re often an opportunity to make lasting friendships. Swap contact details with other women and likely couples. It’s a great support after the baby is born to get together with other new mums (and dads) to compare notes. Click here for the National Childbirth Trust website.
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