Pregnancy diet: Focusing on the do’s and don’ts for maternal health

By Dr. Sheetal Deshpande

Besides a flood of overwhelming emotions, pregnancy brings a lot of challenges for the mother during and after childbearing. While tender breasts, nausea, and fatigue are some of the issues an expecting mother faces, a set of dietary restrictions is required to accommodate the new life inside them. In the postpartum period, a new set of food items are suggested to fasten the pregnancy labor recovery and breastfeeding. C-section and normal delivery follow different routines as the former takes more time to recover from the surgery.

A woman’s diet during and after pregnancy plays a vital role in her and the baby’s overall well-being. Proper nutrition through seasonal fruits and vegetables, dairy products, whole grains, nuts and seeds is a must along with good mental health. It goes hand in hand. Let us understand some pivotal nutrition tips a pregnant mother must consider:

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Keys to a healthy lifestyle

Experts say one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle is staying active at every age.  On today’s Talking Texoma, Chris Showalter is with Jerri Thomas from Presbyterian Manor.  Staying active physically and socially is very important at any age, but especially for those in their senior years. 

Deciding how busy you want to stay at Presbyterian Manor is up to you. They have a multitude of opportunities to stay busy.  You can work a puzzle with a friend, go to the exercise room, go on a shopping trip, or sign up for one of their symphony trips.  There are many things to keep you busy.   Nutritional food is also very important for seniors.  At Presbyterian Manor, they serve three, balanced meals a day.  It’s always more fun to eat good food, and eating good, nutritious food with friends is even better. 

Presbyterian Manor is perfect for someone who

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