What nutrition do an unborn baby needs?

Philippines
December 26, 2006 3:20am CST
To ensure the safety, health and well being of the unborn, the onset of life cycle has been extended to proceed from the pre natal period to a year before conception. The purpose is to see to it that even before the fetus is formed things are well set for him. It is the opinion of experts that the premester and postnester are both significant in ensuring optimum health of both mother and child. The months preceding pregnancy and those months after delivery must be given emphasis since these are as crucial as the nine months of pregnancy itself. So what do pregnant women needs to eat to sustain the needed nutrients of her and the baby?
25 responses
@gscs1838 (1536)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 06
here are some of the most common nutrients you need and the foods that contain them: 1. protein - cell growth and blood production (lean meat, fish, poultry, egg whites, beans, peanut butter, tofu) 2. carbohydrates - daily energy production (breads, cereals, rice, potatoes, pasta, fruits, vegetables) 3. calcium - strong bones and teeth, muscle contraction, nerve function (milk, cheese, yogurt, sardines or salmon with bones, spinach) 4. iron - red blood cell production needed to prevent anemia (lean red meat, spinach, iron-fortified whole-grain breads and cereals) 5. vitamin a,c, d , b6 , b 12
• Pakistan
26 Dec 06
hey child require all vitamins .. well all vitamins of a child can only b completed by his mother milk....
• Philippines
26 Dec 06
thanks for enumerating the nutrients the mother should particularly need to give birth a healthy baby. yeah we're talking here the nutrients the mother should take that will help the baby in her womb grow healthy even before born.
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
got a lot of responses, thank you so much to all who post their ideas, knowledge and experiences to expound this topic...very informative.
@harsha500 (161)
• United States
26 Dec 06
A pregnant woman should eat more than usual,since whatever she eats is being shared to her baby also.She should eat more greeny vegetables and spinach,eat lot of fruits.She should keep on eating some nutitious food a number of times.She should see to that in a day whatever she eats has more protein&fiber which is very important for the development of the baby.
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• Philippines
27 Dec 06
thank you for posting, am learning new knowledge.
@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
26 Dec 06
A pregnant woman. - A picture of a woman thats 8 months pregant.
The Mother needs to eat healthy,There are also iron tablets that the expecting mom takes for the first few months that keep her and the baby healthy,She must eat food that contain alot of vitamins,fibre,calcium and iron and more to maintain a good nutrient during her pregnancy.
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• Philippines
27 Dec 06
good response. thanks for sharing.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I teach nutrition in the human reproductive cycle, as per Dr. Tom Brewer. I've had Dr. Brewer's permission to teach his work since 1980. Here's a link to my website, check it out! Basicly, a pregnant mother must eat to meet the nutritional demands of her own body; the growth and development of the placenta; the growth and development of the preborn baby; and maintanance of the pregnancy. Auntie Natal 911 ~ Nutrition http://www.auntienatal911.com/benefits_good_nutrition.htm
@fayzah (253)
• United States
27 Dec 06
You should consult your doctor, too much and too little vitamins are not good, and don't think getting advice is good, unless that person is a health professional.
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
oh yeah that's noted...thanks!
@remaster74 (4065)
• Greece
26 Dec 06
Simple. Try to stay healthy and eat nutricious food. That means: Eat as much fruit as possible. Eat as much fish as possible. Consume less meat and try to eat it boiled or baked. Don't eat to much pasta, or rice or bread. Try to avoid too much sugar and butter, and eat fresh oil and fresh marmelade or honey if you need something sweet. Try not to gain weight. You can lose weight (if it's needed). Good Luck!
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Arbitrarily limited maternal weight gain during pregnancy is not healthy for mother nor baby.
• Philippines
26 Dec 06
pregnant women must eat fruits, vegetables and freshly cooked fish.also rich in protein foods like meat,poultry and egg.she must eat a balanced diet to supply all the nutrients needed in order to form a well-developed baby both in mind & physique.my niece gave birth to a baby w/ a defect in intestine who dint survived.i wld consider that she was under nutrients during her pregnancy bec she was so thin.she only eats veggies & dried fish and inconsistent vit supplements at that time coz she run away w/ the boy and juz came back when she was about to deliver.too late to save the baby :(
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
oh sorry to hear that. but thanks for the info shared.
• Philippines
26 Dec 06
the mother needs more nutrients and minerals since the baby is depending already in the nutrients from the mother. there are available vitamins and minerals from milk and medicine to ensure mother's good health, more nutrients, vitamins for the baby too.
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
thanks for the patience in replying.
• India
26 Dec 06
unborn baby's nutritional needs r almost same as that of the born one barring few differences depending upon the stage of pregnancy.In the initial days of pregnancy,iron,and proteins r required in higher quantity.But as the pregnancy advances requirement of Calcium ,Vitamins and Carbohydrated increases.All this is supplied by Umbilical Veins from the mother's Blood
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
good info, thanks.
@shedii (1487)
• India
26 Dec 06
A pregnant woman should eat well balanced diet that contains lots of proteins, vitamins & minerals.
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
yeah that's true.
@sesha1240 (303)
• India
26 Dec 06
all nutrients ar required in equal amounts ..i guess
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
thanks for your thoughts.
@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Dec 06
pregnant women should eat more on vegetables in addition to a balanced diet prescribed by their doctors..
• Philippines
26 Dec 06
thanks for the reply.
• India
27 Dec 06
yes you al are right the mother should have a proper diet both before concepton as well as after it.most of tou have covered almost all the points so il add only the remaining few. the mother need sd to have a proper store of iron and calcium as it is passes by the mother to the baby.so a proper store of both of them is very essential for the moher or else she ll be drained off these minerals which may affect her next conception or her own health. the rich sources of both are.. iron..meat, green leafy veggies like spinach etc,egg,jaggery etc calcium...ragi,milk etc
@vinaykant (814)
• India
27 Dec 06
well i think you hav to consult with any nutriticion and care of your self.
@Navid5 (5)
• Pakistan
27 Dec 06
Diet..........? Obviously a very important factor for the health of the baby and the mother. A doctor or a physion can dwell upon it it in a much better way. As far as a non-tache like me is considered i know one thing, and i think it is also a very major factor both for the baby and the mother during the period under discussion.......and that is The mental and psychological state of the mother as it directly effects the incoming baby. There are examples of this. A mother used to watch National geograpic during her pregnancy and the incoming baby resembled a monkey. So its really important. What do u say?
• United States
27 Dec 06
eggs
@bimmer999 (1160)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
i think there are supplements and vitamins for pregnant women.. those would really be suitable for the pregnant woman. to provide proper nutrition and paired with a balanced diet should be adequate till she bears the baby.
@babykay (2133)
• Ireland
27 Dec 06
Omega three oils are supposed to be very important, you can get these in fish or in nuts and seeds. They are supposed to be good for brain development and iq.
@jatt187 (137)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
I think they need all of them? Im not quite that sure but its better to be safe than sorry, but you could always pick up magazines at your local gas station or somehing there plenty of helpful stuff. :)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Folic acid from Orange Juice is very important, along with calcium from milk. A good prenatal vitamin-prescribed by a physician is also good-some contain Iron. Do not eat a lot of sugar or junk foods as this makes you gain even more and could lead to gestational diabetes.