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Nutrition before, during and after pregnancy
Adequate energy and nutrient intake are pivotal in pregnancy. It should begin before conception and continue
throughout pregnancy to support maternal needs while laying down the stores required for foetal development and lactation.
Before conception, good nutritional status is essential for the future health of both mother and baby as it ensures the body is in a positive nutritional state at conception, increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy and a healthy child. This is especially important as vital brain and organ development occurs during the first few weeks of pregnancy.
During pregnancy, the foetus is dependent on a range of micronutrients circulating in the mother's blood supply for optimal development. Then after delivery, the infant's nutrition, in most cases, comes from breast milk, the composition of which is dependent on the mother's nutritional status.
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Folic acid helps prevent NTDs. B vitamins are necessary for optimal health in pregnancy and for foetal growth and brain development. Zinc is essential for the baby's health and development as it helps to form the baby's organs, skeleton, nerves and circulatory system. Omega-3 long-chain fatty acids and choline are needed to support brain and cell development
The UK Department of Health recommends that women who could become or plan to become pregnant take a daily supplement of 400 mcg of folic acid before and after conception. Folic acid contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.
Reproductive Health: Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity. Zinc contributes to normal reproductive health. Immunity Support: Vitamin C, D, B6, B12, selenium, and folic acid contribute to the normal function of the immune system.
Energy Metabolism: Vitamin C, B3, B6, B12 and iron contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism and help to reduce tiredness and fatigue.
Nervous System Support: Biotin, copper, iodine, magnesium and vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12 contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Skin, Hair & Nails: Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of the skin. Selenium and zinc contribute to the maintenance of normal hair and nails.
Brain Function: A daily intake of 250 mg of DHA from fish oil contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function.
Cognitive Function: Iron, zinc, and iodine contribute to normal cognitive function. Pantothenic acid contributes to normal mental performance.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the foetus and breastfed infants and the normal development of the eyes. Maternal dietary supplementation with omega-3 long chain fatty acids during pregnancy has been shown to increase gestation length, enhance foetal growth and reduce the risk of pregnancy complications. It is also associated with a reduced risk of postpartum depression.
Iron is important for the production of red blood cells, and it supplies oxygen to the cells. Low iron status in pregnancy is associated with low birthweight babies and premature birth.
Iodine helps regulate metabolism and plays an important role within the thyroid in controlling many body processes. It is also essential for brain development, with too little iodine in pregnancy being associated with learning disabilities in infants and children.
Vitamin D during pregnancy is important for bone development in both the pregnant woman and the child, but needs cannot be met through diet alone. It is currently recommended that all pregnant (and breastfeeding) women should take a supplement of 10 mcg of vitamin D every day.
An additional amount of thiamin is needed during pregnancy. Thiamin helps to release energy from food and plays an important role in the development of the baby's nervous system