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 U 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 U Stand For?
What Happens If I’m Underweight In Pregnancy?
Women who are severely underweight during pregnancy and who are not eating enough are at an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth, gastroschisis (when the baby’s stomach doesn’t develop properly), the baby having a low birth weight, which can have serious long term effects on their health.
Why Should I Avoid Unpasteurised Milk During Pregnancy?
Campylobacter is another common cause of food poisoning in the UK, which is commonly found in poultry and unpasteurised milk. Infections during pregnancy have been associated with premature birth, spontaneous abortion and stillbirths.
Always ensure that any milk and cheeses consumed during pregnancy have been pasteurised.
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).