Avoid Pregnancy Complications with Nutrition

Many complications can be avoided or reduced with good nutrition, and the recipe is quite simple. Pregnant women should eat 80–100 grams of protein per day and eat plenty of carbohydrates so the protein isn’t used as carbohydrates. Consume food from a wide variety of sources, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and salt your food to taste. I recommend sea salt for more minerals. According to Dr. Tom Brewer, now passed away, complications such as pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, placental abruption, hemorrhage, long slow labor, prematurity, low birth weight or IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) may be prevented with good nutrition and salt.  

Pregnant women have more power over their births than they think. Prenatal care is really what you do between prenatal visits. You can avoid many, many complications with nutrition. The other things you can do are choose a midwife for your care and choose your midwife very carefully. She can make big difference in the outcome of your birth. Find someone you really trust, trust birth and trust yourself.

Jan Tritten,
Midwifery Today

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Friday, February 13, 2009 12:21 AM