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6 Foods That Help Your Body Prepare For a Natural Delivery

Tired of Googling normal delivery tips Trust good food to guide your body to a natural delivery Food is inextricably connected with the human body. The right diet can cure illnesses, mitigate health risks and masquerade as medication. And so, when it comes to priming your body for a normal delivery, food plays a pivotal role. If you’re hoping to birth your baby naturally, it might be a good idea to stock up on some specific foods. Consult the best gynecologists in Bangalore at BirthRight by Rainbow
Protein Protein is an essential nutrient that promotes skin and muscle restoration, and bone and hair growth. When you’re pregnant, your protein intake should rise by 25 grams. This is because protein is crucial in the leg up to your delivery, helping fortify your muscles and keeping your stomach bloat-free and satiated. Stock up on: Organic lean meats Yogurt, paneer, ghee, or other forms of dairy Lentils Nuts Iron Believe it or not, your blood volume increases by almost half by the time you’re at the tail end of your pregnancy. If your diet is iron-starved, all this increased blood could run you the risk of anemia. Amping up your iron consumption during your last few weeks is imperative, because it is during this window that your baby stocks up on extra iron to tide him through the early months after birth. Stock up on: Spinach (palak), fenugreek (methi), dill and other leafy greens Dry fruits, Whole grains, Beetroot, Seeds Vitamin D Vitamin D plays a role in maintaining the teeth, bones and muscles. During pregnancy (and otherwise), try to get at least 10 micrograms of vitamin D per day. Your obstetrician might prescribe a supplement for you to take, but it’s also important that you schedule a daily rendezvous with the sun to maximize your natural vitamin D stores. Stock up on: Vitamin D-enriched foods, Fortified cereals
Calcium Your calcium needs are about 300 milligrams more when you’re pregnant. Calcium can keep your teeth and bones strong and arrest the onset of preeclampsia. Stock up on: Leafy greens, Paneer, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, Organic milk Omega 3 Omega 3 helps maintain prostaglandin production. Prostaglandins are responsible for regulating vital body functions like nerve transmission, blood clotting, kidney function and blood pressure. Dialing up your intake of omega 3 is important throughout pregnancy, but especially so in your third trimester. It has been found to reduce the risk of both premature labor and postpartum depression. Stock up on: Walnuts, Fish, Flax seeds Zinc As an essential mineral, zinc aids in the growth and development of organs and supports the reproductive, neurological and immune functions. An inadequate intake of zinc can cause a deficiency, which, in turn, can hamper the hormonal balance, leading to intrauterine infections and premature labor. Stock up on: Legumes, Whole grains, Nuts By planning your meals and filling up your plate with some thought and consideration, you can nourish and prime your body for a natural delivery. Of course, while there are many other factors (such as dilation progress, meconium in utero, etc) that could ultimately influence the nature of your delivery, you will know that you’ve done everything in your power to honor nature’s way. Seeking insights from the best gynecologists in Bangalore? Get more normal delivery tips from the best gynecologists in Bangalore by scheduling a consultation here.


Consultant- Obstetrics & Gynecology, Laparoscopic surgeon and infertility specialist" MBBS,DGO,DNB(Obst & Gynae),Fellowship in Infertility