Explain the impact on health and development of food choices during pre-pregnancy ,pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The significance of a healthy diet before a women gets pregnant, while pregnant and breastfeeds, are well known to have health benefits in the long and short term for both the women and baby growing in the womb and then as they are growing into a toddler. The importance of a healthy choice is explained below.
Before getting pregnant women should get to a healthy weight to try stop the chances of having a premature or low birth weight babies, high blood pressure, and other problems that might occur during the pregnancy, women should eat from the well plate and have a balanced healthy diet, women are also advised to take folic acid along with vitamin D before trying for a baby. Some foods are advised that you don’t eat in case you get food poisoning these include unpasteurised mil and raw eggs also its advised to not drink before or while pregnant some women still choose to and at told to have 1 or 2 units a week.