It turns out that we should have listened to our parents better before we thought about becoming parents as far as what we should be eating is concerned. We should be eating a lot more vegetables if we want to lower the risk of pre term birth. If we want to carry a full term birth, we will need to eat more vegetables since our bodies rely on stored calcium and iron to help our babies grow to full term.
- Since vegetables are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients and properties, they play a role in reducing adverse birth effects.
- If a woman is planning to convert to a healthier diet, they need to do so before the first trimester ends to see the most change.
- Babies that are born prematurely have a greater risk at developing metabolic and chronic diseases as well as poor academics.
“University of Queensland PhD candidate Dereje Gete analysed the diets of nearly 3500 women and found high consumption of carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkin, cabbage, green beans and potatoes before conception helped women reach full term pregnancy.”