Nutrition rules in the third trimester of pregnancy

What happens in the third trimester? The growing uterus supports the stomach, and the hormone of pregnancy progesterone reduces the tone of smooth muscles, including the esophageal sphincter, making you suffer from heartburn. Another extremely unpleasant problem, topical for the second half of pregnancy, is gestosis. And many the manifestations of gestosis (it is characterized by increased blood pressure, impaired kidney function, the appearance of protein in the urine, swelling) are provoked by malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency.

Tips to prospective mothers – How to eat in the third trimester of pregnancy?

  • To eat it is necessary fractional 5-6 times a day.
  • It is important to make the menu in such a way that the body receives proteins, fats and carbohydrates on a daily basis.
  • Eat healthy foods: vegetable salads, casseroles, ragout, meat dishes. Give up cakes, sweets and cakes.
  • Put less salt in the food. Eliminate smoked products, spices, canned food, fried, spicy, fatty and sour dishes, chocolate, peanuts, citrus fruits.
  • Increase the calorie content of food needs at the expense of complex carbohydrates. Their source is cereals and grains.
  • The third trimester is exactly the period when to eat only need when there is a feeling of hunger.
  • Do not eat up before going to bed, otherwise sleeplessness and feelings of fatigue in the morning you can not escape. Ideal when the last dinner is eaten a couple of hours before bedtime.
  • 1-2 times a week it is useful to arrange unloading days and eat only fruits, kefir, fat-free cottage cheese.
  • Drinking regime. To prevent the appearance of Edema, you need to reduce fluid intake to a minimum. In the last month of pregnancy – a maximum of 1 liter of water per day.