Besides understanding, sacrifice, care and compromise, any marriage is considered to be successful after having a child to complete a happy couple duo. All the mothers and mothers-to-be can totally relate to the statement that is often heard around that bearing a child is no less than moving a mountain from its place and it is very aptly put as it involves not just physical strength but a great deal of brains also. Just as soon as a woman in a Pakistani culture gets married, she is bound to accept the God’s inevitable gift of becoming a mother promptly and most of the times just as soon as a Pakistani couple turns one, they celebrate their anniversary with their child as the most exclusive guest.
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Diet is very critical to not only the mother’s but the child’s health also, especially during the first trimester when the brain and the body of the child is forming and developing. Any carelessness with the diet during this time could lead to unfortunate consequences. Here, this blog would educate all the moms-to-be to what to avoid with regard to food during the most amazing time of their lives, pregnancy;
This is one fruit that every woman might have got from her elders that stay as much as possible away from this fruit! It is like a magnet to early labor contractions and could cause still or pre mature birth.
Though fish is amazing source of good proteins and fats but too much of it can cause high blood pressure and fat content which could lead to early birth of the child or other consequences besides that longer and older fish are more prone to having mercury content in them which affects the development of fetal nervous system.
Anything which is made from raw milk is completely prohibited, it may contain bacteria that is very dangerous for the mother and child both.
Caffeine is likely to be cut down during pregnancy as it is linked with low baby weight and slow growth of the child. So if you are a tea/Coffee addict, bad news for you. But you can certainly cut down the intake and not completely leave it.
If your pregnancy is due during the bakra eid time, do not go bonkers over that fresh liver, though it contains high amount of vitamin A, but excess of everything is bad! Liver increases cholesterol levels which could lead to early contractions and high blood pressure.
Under-cooked and processed meat:
It is advised to not eat any under-cooked or raw meat food, there is a high degree of chances that it might contain listeria bacteria which is bad for the mother and the developing baby’s health, both. So make sure whatever meat product you eat it should be properly cooked.
Not all the cheese are dangerous but the ones made from raw milk should be avoided like goat cheese and any product which includes it.
Many toxins which are present in mushrooms by the fungi are not usually killed by cooking or heating. So there is a fair chance that raw or contaminated mushrooms have toxins and it could be fatal for the mother and the child both.
Yes to all of your surprise, an excess of grapes is also bad. First there is a fair amount of chance that their skin has pesticides over it and if cleaned and washed, grapes have resveratrol which is a toxin, which could be bad for an expecting mother. So do eat grapes but in a controlled amount.
Anything that increases the mother’s blood pressure is harmful. It could lead to so many complications during the birth giving time.
So all the happy mothers-to-be, eat healthy but know what you are eating and keep the knowledge that what is healthy for you and your child , don’t just let the cravings sweep you away from a healthy lifestyle.