One of the first thing you will most likely think about when you want to get pregnant is probably your physical health. You want to make sure you eat a decent diet that will help you sustain your pregnancy. Today, we will talk about the nutritious foods you should feed your body.
Although women have been known the get pregnant at all kinds of body weights and shapes, it's important to understand that a healthy body weight will increase your chances of getting pregnant and will significantly reduce your risk of complications during pregnancy and postpartum. Obesity and extremely low body fat can reduce the potential for ovulation. Furthermore, maternal obesity is linked with higher risk for neural tube defect, heart defect, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, delivery complication, and more.
When I first started getting interested into veganism, I read “The Cheese Trap” by Dr. Neal Barnard, & realized that cows are mammals and like us they need to be pregnant and give birth to lactate. This means that the milk you grew up drinking actually belonged to baby calves. I had never considered this before.
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