Pregnancy Week 13: Risks And Red Flags
As haemoglobin levels drop you may feel tired and lethargic. Make sure you take your iron supplements regularly.
Include sufficient protein and calcium in your diet. Protein is vital for cell and brain development and calcium is required to nurture your baby’s teeth and bones.
TIP: Where can you find these essential nutrients?
Protein: Lean meats, eggs, and dairy products, nuts, beans, and soy products like tofu, are all good sources. Three servings a day should help you meet your goal.
Iron: Lean red meat.For vegetarians spinach, beans, roasted nuts, raisins, apricots are a good source of iron.
Vitamin C: Foods like citrus fruits, strawberries, and Amla, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, tomatoes
Calcium: Four servings of dairy products will help you get the 1,000 mg of calcium you need.