diet for pregnant women
Proper nutrition and lifestyle changes can prevent obesity during pregnancy and this avoid its adverse effects. Under the supervision of a nutritionist, proper nutrition has a positive effect on both pregnant women and their babies.
Obesity in pregnancy can lead to adverse effects. Being overweight and obesity can cause difficulty conceiving, gestational diabetes, anemia, varicose veins, high blood pressure and elevated blood fats. Complications can also occur during childbirth due to being overweight, so childbirth sometimes has to be performed by caesarean section. Postpartum haemorrhage is more common in overweight pregnant women than in normal pregnant women. Infections of the urinary tract and genitals are also very common. In order to avoid these complications it is necessary to take measures against obesity in the first place with proper nutrition.
A pregnant woman should not gain more than 15 kg in the nine months of pregnancy, and it is advisable not to gain too much weight in the first month, as this can lead to gestational diabetes.
In order to prevent obesity in pregnant women, the nutritionist prescribes a low-calorie diet, rich in foods containing protein, minerals, vitamins, omega 3 fats and Protekal meals.
Given that the Protekal diet is a medical diet, it is primarily intended to preserve and improve the health of patients and is therefore individually tailored to each patient. Our nutritionists introduce pregnant women to a special regime in which we are sure that they will have sufficient intake of nutrients for proper growth and development of the fetus without consuming unnecessary calories, thus ensuring the mother successful losses weight.