Are you pregnant? Make sure you read our Pregnacare A-Z of Pregnancy and Nutrition, covering everything important for parents-to-be. Next, we take a look at the letter G during pregnancy
Our Pregnacare A-Z is a series of posts, one for each letter of the alphabet, designed to help you understand your nutritional needs, how they change and the best foods to choose during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
This A to Z answers many of the important questions mums-to-be have about pregnancy and nutrition. It covers everything from antenatal care through to water intake, via pregnancy vitamin supplements.
You can download the full version of the guide in PDF format here.
If you have any further questions, make sure you ask your midwife or GP.
Pregnacare A-Z Of Pregnancy And Nutrition – What Does The Letter G Stand For?
What Happens If I Have Gastroenteritis During Pregnancy?
The immune system works hard during pregnancy leaving you more vulnerable to tummy bugs and gastroentestinal infections such as listeria and salmonella. Most gastroentestinal infections in pregnancy only require rehydration and fetal monitoring.
If you have a tummy upset it is important to remain well hydrated by constantly sipping diluted squash or water. If symptoms are severe or last longer than 24 hours speak to your GP or midwife.
What Is Gestational Diabetes And How Does It Affect Pregnancy?
Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. It happens when your body cannot produce enough insulin - a hormone that helps control blood sugar levels - to meet your extra needs in pregnancy.
Dietary advice is to consume regular meals and eat starchy foods that release sugar slowly, plenty of fruit and vegetables, avoid sugary foods and drinks and eat lean sources of protein.
Careful monitoring of food intake, regular weighing and blood glucose testing are required if you are considered at risk of developing it.
Can Ginger Help To Relieve Morning Sickness?
Ginger is an alternative remedy for the relief of morning sickness, which has been shown to work in a number of studies. glucose screening It is important that pregnant women with diabetes have their blood glucose monitored regularly to ensure optimal care for both themselves and the growing baby. Each time you visit your GP or midwife they will check your urine for sugar and may take a blood test as well.
Make sure you also check out the rest of our Pregnacare A-Z Guide to Pregnancy and Nutrition:
While every attempt has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and reliable, this is intended as a guide only and not a substitute for advice from a health professional. Please note: Vitabiotics cannot guarantee the reliability of facts obtained from other third party information sources. Information correct at time of being published (May 2020).