Midwife’s top 5 foods for pregnancy. There’s more to it than prenatal vitamins!
We’re all about nourishing your body and baby with food. Brookhaven has many clients who opt out of taking a prenatal during pregnancy and focus on nourishing through their diet. Whether you’re taking the prenatal or not, eating wholesome foods matters, since that’s usually the most absorbable form of nutrients for our bodies.
Some great foods to focus on during pregnancy are:
Eggs 🥚 - these little nutrient bombs are packed with many of the essential nutrients for pregnancy, like folate and B vitamins, along with great protein and fats. The yolks are the most nutrient dense part - don’t skip them!
Oranges + citrus 🍊 - eating good quality oranges or drinking fresh squeezed juices are a great way to hydrate your body and get folate, calcium, vitamin C and other minerals
Meat + seafood 🥩 - protein is crucial for pregnancy, so meat is a good way to go for most people. It’s also a great source of iron. For those not taking a prenatal we love things like ancestral blend ground meats that include liver and organs
Grass-fed dairy 🥛- dairy has historically been a valued food for pregnant women. The protein, vitamins and fats in milk can greatly support fetal development. Look for good-quality, grass-fed whole milk when you can. For local moms interested in raw milk, can be a great option
NORA tea ☕️ - NORA tea (nettle, oat straw, red raspberry leaf and alfalfa) is great for iron, mineral absorption and hydration, and can help get you through a lot of common pregnancy symptoms. You can make your own blend of the herbs or grab a bag from us during your appointment. Enjoy all the time, hot or iced!