During a special, magical period of her life, as a rule, a woman pays special attention to nutrition. There are many misconceptions about the diet of a pregnant woman. Today we will look at Ayurveda’s recommendations regarding the beautiful, unique experience of a woman in her life. It should be noted right away that pregnancy does not mean the need to “eat for two” contrary to popular belief. Indeed, whole, fresh, organic foods that promote healthy fetal development. It is necessary to focus on a more balanced diet, rather than simply increasing the amount of food consumed. A balanced diet implies the presence of all nutrients: proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, minerals, vitamins. What to avoid:
– spicy food – undercooked beans (causes gas formation) – canned food with added chemicals, dyes During pregnancy especially. The daily diet should contain three Vata-balancing tastes: sweet, salty and sour. Pay special attention to the natural sweet taste as it is the most sattvic and beneficial for the baby. Boiled beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, fruits, rice, whole grains. Natural oils nourish the skin, as well as calm the nervous system of the expectant mother, putting Vata dosha in order. It can be a self-massage with coconut, sesame, olive oil or a massage of a loving partner. At 8 and 9 months, pay attention to massaging the nipples to prepare them for feeding.
- Bake cardamom seeds, grind them into powder, eat a small pinch throughout the day.
- Drink tea made from 14 tsp. ginger powder with the addition of fennel seeds.
many women tend to feel itching in the chest and abdomen, as well as burning in the chest or throat due to the increase in the size of the fetus. Eat food in small quantities, but often. During this period, it is advisable to reduce salt intake to a minimum, as well as avoid drinking water immediately after meals. a woman needs to rest as much as possible. During this delicate time, the nourishing liquid “ojas”, which supports vitality and immunity, is passed from mother to child. Maximum pastime with a woman, support and fulfillment of desires, tolerance for whims – this is what a future mother expects from a loved one. In addition, the woman herself should practice during the day what makes her happy, including light yoga asanas, meditation, drawing, or some kind of creativity.