In the early days of pregnancy, symptoms like morning sickness, dizziness and vomiting after smelling food can be seen. Apart from this, there are many types of hormonal changes in the body during this time, due to which nausea is experienced. Progesterone hormone in the body can trigger constipation and reflux. In such a situation, it becomes very difficult to decide which foods to consume and what not to eat.

In this article, we are going to talk about some foods that you need to eat in the first month of pregnancy so that physical weakness and other problems can be reduced or controlled.

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  1. What to eat in the first month of pregnancy?
  2. What not to eat in the first month of pregnancy
Doctors for Diet during the first month of pregnancy

Whole Grains

At the beginning of pregnancy, there can be a lack of many types of nutrients in the body. During this time, many women also complain of constipation. In such cases, whole grains like oats, brown rice, barley and quinoa can be beneficial for pregnant women. Whole grains are rich in fiber, which can control problems like constipation and nausea. Apart from this, whole grains are rich in many types of vitamins and minerals, which can help you in the development of the fetus.

Lean Meat

Lean meat is a good source of iron and protein. Iron deficiency can occur in a woman's body during pregnancy. Apart from this, women need plenty of protein for the development of the fetus. Therefore, during pregnancy, women should include lean meats such as pork tenderloin, turkey and chicken in their diet.

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At the beginning of pregnancy, problems related to the stomach are experienced more and more often. In such a situation, bananas can be the best diet addition for you. It is a good source of potassium, which removes the weakness of your body. Along with this, problems related to the stomach can be controlled.

Dairy Products

During pregnancy, women should consume more protein and calcium as they help the development of your fetus take place properly. For this, you can include cheese, milk and curd in your diet.

Two high-quality proteins are found in dairy products, casein and whey. Also, dairy products are considered the best source of calcium. Apart from this, high amounts of phosphorus, B vitamins, magnesium and zinc are present in dairy products, which are very important for women during pregnancy.

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You can eat kale as a salad during pregnancy. This leaf is rich in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, iron and folate, all of which help you to overcome physical weakness in pregnancy.

Beans and lentils

The body needs a lot of protein during pregnancy. As such, to meet these requirements, you can include pulses and beans in your diet. Pulses and beans are rich in iron, folate, protein and fiber, all of which are very important for women during pregnancy.

Apart from these foods, you can include many other foods like boiled eggs, sweet potatoes, salmon fish, broccoli, spinach, almonds, walnuts, apples etc. in your diet during pregnancy.

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There are also some foods that you should not eat in the first month of pregnancy:

  • Mercury fish should not be consumed during pregnancy as it can be highly toxic for you.
  • Avoid the consumption of uncooked or half-cooked fish.
  • Do not eat raw eggs during pregnancy.
  • Stay away from caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and smoking.
  • Do not eat organ meat.
  • Do not consume unwashed food items.

It’s important to pay special attention to your diet during pregnancy. Make any changes in your diet as per the advice of the doctor. If you feel any kind of discomfort after eating during pregnancy, then contact the doctor immediately, so that any kind of allergy can be avoided.

(Read more: Diet chart in pregnancy)

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