This is a pregnancy chart for proper nutrition of moms and their developing babies.
By the 7th day of pregnancy, your child’s umbilical cord (responsible for carrying nourishment and oxygen from the placenta to the fetus) begins to form. This means that at a very early stage, your child’s growth and development can already be influenced by the nutrients you take in. And because you want to take charge of shaping your child’s future from the moment of conception, making sure you get the best nutrition is one of the best preparations you can make to ensure your child’s optimal development.
Because when you are healthy, your child will be healthy too.
Pregnancy chart of supplements and nutrients you need as an expecting mom.
|SUPPLEMENT:||DAILY REQUIREMENT:||PURPOSE:||FOOD SOURCES:|
|FOLIC ACID||0.4 mg||
||Leafy green vegetables, orange juice, enriched grains.|
||Milk and other dairy products, canned fish.|
||Green leafy vegetables, beans, whole grain bread and cereal, eggs, brown/converted rice, red lean meats.|
As early as the 6th week of pregnancy, your baby’s brain already starts to develop. His neurons are already rapidly forming links that will later on allow him to think, to memorize and to learn. This gives you an opportunity to help influence your baby’s brain development this early in his life.
Pregnancy chart of nutrients for your baby’s early brain development.
||Whole grains, vegetables, eggs, cereals, fish.|
||Eggs, meat, fish, whole grain cereals.|