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 T 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 T Stand For
Teeth And Gums
What Impact Will Pregnancy Have On My Teeth And Gums?
The combined effect of increased blood supply and pregnancy hormones can make your gums very soft and spongy. They may bleed when you brush your teeth or eat something hard like an apple. Make sure you brush your teeth with a soft brush and floss gently at least twice a day (after every meal if you can), paying particular attention to the area where your teeth meet your gums and avoiding sugary drinks and food will also help. NHS dental care is free during pregnancy and until 1 year after your due date, so see your dentist regularly and make sure they know you are pregnant, since it is best to avoid x-rays, if possible. Gum problems can occur throughout pregnancy, but your gums should get back to normal soon after your baby’s birth.
Why Am I So Tired During Pregnancy?
A variety of factors can cause tiredness during early pregnancy, including insomnia, anxiety and poor diet. Anaemia may also develop in pregnancy if there is an insufficient intake of iron.
Combat symptoms by eating a well-balanced diet and resting as and when you can
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).