Your ideal diet and nutrient supplements for this stage

In your final trimester, nutritional issues such as your choice of food, the time of the day you eat it, and how much you eat at one sitting, can directly impact you and your baby’s well-being. Therefore, it's critical to pay attention to your diet.

Your baby's fat and protein needs are at their peak over the next few weeks, so be sure to eat balanced meals. Good sources of protein include seeds, nuts, eggs, beans, meat, and poultry. A varied diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, will help to further develop your baby's immune system. Your energy requirement will increase as your baby is building layers of fat.

Your ideal diet and nutrient supplements for this stage

Vitamin K is essential for blood to clot, which is important after childbirth. It may be helpful to have vitamin K now and during the first weeks with your baby, particularly if you are breastfeeding. Colostrum is rich in vitamin K. Even after the initial feeds, your baby will continue to get plenty of vitamin K from your milk.

Even the healthiest of diets need a boost from supplements during pregnancy. In your third trimesters, your doctor will ask you to take supplements of iron and calcium. Your doctor might also prescribe a vitamin D supplement. Although your body gets vitamin D naturally from sunlight, a lot of women in India are deficient in this vital nutrient that helps your body to absorb calcium.

You may also experience acidity or heartburn and indigestion. This is due to the hormonal and physical changes happening in your body during pregnancy. Have small, frequent meals. Eat slowly, have small mouthfuls and chew your food well. To aid digestion, sit up straight while you're eating, and don't lie down for at least an hour after a meal.



Checkout other interesting articles

Your ideal folate-rich pregnancy diet & foods you should avoid

Busting the food myths during pregnancy

Congratulations on the pregnancy news! Now it's time for attention on nutrition

13 best diet Foods for pregnant women in the second trimester

How nutritional supplements will become your best buddies now

How much should you be eating and drinking at this point: Your ideal diet

Your ideal diet and must-try recipes at this stage

The supplements and foods you must have at this point

Why a healthy diet is the biggest priority for you now

Your ideal diet and must-try recipes at this stage

Why your ideal diet should have more of iron now