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Pregnancy cravings of the healthy kind

Pregnancy cravings are inevitable and swapping salty chips to healthy dips can be a downer. What if you can wire them into cravings of the healthy kind? It’s going to be much healthier for both your child and you, and who knows, it may even help reduce those midnight hunger pangs!

As you progress from trimester to trimester, prepare for your body to go through numerous aggravations – morning sickness, fatigue, and heartburn, just to name a few. The beauty of pregnancy is that your cravings are your best defence. Here’s what to expect and how you can make the most of each trimester.

first_trimester 1

first_trimester

EXPECT:

Nausea, giddiness, heartburn, food cravings, and fatigue.

TRY: High fibre foods1, citrus foods, and healthy snacks.

AVOID: Spicy foods, greasy foods, caffeine, and artificial sweeteners.

second_trimester

second_trimester_baby

EXPECT:

Your child to fully develop organs, muscles, and nervous system.

TRY:

High protein foods2and good fats.

third_trimester

third_trimester_girl

EXPECT:

Shortness of breath, frequent urination, and

increase in appetite.

TRY:

Folic acid3, calcium4, iron5, and vitamins6.

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