A to Z of your Pregnant Wife's Nutritional Requirements

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Apr 23, 2014

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  • Being cautious about your wife’s food intake is very essential.
  • For your baby to have stronger bones, it is important for your wife to eat lot of calcium.
  • To fight morning sickness, give your wife ample potassium and vitamin B6.
  • Vitamin A will help in the development of child’s eyes and teeth.

The moment you discover that your wife is pregnant and your little one on its way, you have a swirl of emotions going inside your head. You are ecstatic but at the same time completely new to this role. You do not know how to go about things and the most pre-dominant feeling you have is to give your wife the most special of treatments and let your baby grow into a healthy one.


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Apart from being gentle and kind to your wife, there are many other factors related to your wife’s health which you must be cautious about, her diet being the most important of all. To give her proper care, which is of utmost importance, you must understand that your wife will be going through a lot of changes, both mentally and physically during those 40 weeks. In order to comfort her, you will have to be omnipresent for her mentally, emotionally, physically. Her food intake will play a vital role in the development of your child and your wife’s well-being. So, here is a guide which will help you through to know what is right for her.


Avocados are filled with folic acids which are essential for the development of your baby’s brain and nervous system. It also carries potassium and vitamin B6 which not only boosts the development of baby’s tissue and growth of brain but will also help your wife to fight morning sickness.


Loaded with vitamins A and C and calcium, broccoli will make your baby’s bones stronger. Add it to pasta or fresh salad and your wife is ready to have a healthy meal.


A store-house of vitamin A, carrots will help the development of your baby’s bones, eyes, and teeth. Make sure that your wife munches on carrots or just add them to her salad during her meals.

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Filled with folic acids, proteins, vitamin B6 and iron, lentils will keep your wife’s intestines healthy and will help her extract flavours from other foods as well.


If your wife is not a vegetable eater, mangoes are her perfect substitutes. They are loaded with vitamin A and C and potassium. Make a mango smoothie or just slice it over her favourite dish.


Give your wife a breakfast filled with fiber, vitamin B and iron in form of oats. Also, you can top pancakes, muffins, cakes or meatloaf with oats to fulfill the nutritional requirement of your wife and the baby.

The best thing you can do for your pregnant partner is just fill her life with positivity. This will give her strength during her most crucial phase of life. Taking care of her in all ways should be the first thing on your priority list.

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