Becoming pregnant can be a quick and fast process for some women whereas for others it can be a much longer process. The average couple take 6 months of trying to conceive so if it is taking you longer than you would like to conceive try not to worry.
Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life and is the start to a whole new chapter in their life. Some women absolutely love being pregnant and some suffer from pregnancy side effects that can make the pregnancy tough.
Of course when we pregnant we are constantly told to eat this, avoid this, don’t do this and it can become confusing and on this website we aim to bring as much no nonsense advice as possible on what to eat to have a healthy pregnancy and what things you can do to try and make your pregnancy a fantastic time in your life.
Pregnancy side effects
Most women do experience pregnancy side effects – and some of the most common ones are:
- Morning sickness – although this is called morning sickness it can come on all day every day!
- Breakouts – this is common as the hormones fluctuate
- Weight gain – pregnancy weight gain is normal in pregnancy with the average gain being around the 12-14kg. Pregnant women should not diet in pregnancy or restrict food and should instead eat a diet rich in nutrients, wholegrains, lean protein, fruit , dairy and vegetables
- Leg cramps – very common in pregnancy
- Drooling – women in the last trimester can often experience increased saliva and can drool a lot
- Cravings – pregnancy cravings are common and all kinds of weird and wonderful foods can be craved
- Bad sleeping – many women experience bad nights sleep when pregnant due to the increased size of their baby and the baby kicking
- Stretch marks – 90% of women suffer from them
- Constipation – adjusting hormone levels can lead to constipation and even haemorroids
With regards to what food you should eat or avoid in pregnancy and what things you can do to try and alleviate any pregnancy side effects, we have tried to cover all the main ones on the tabs in our pregnancy section and hope to help you make informed decisions about your diet and health in pregnancy.
If there are any pregnancy topics you would like us to cover please contact us and we can cover it for you