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Blood circulation of baby and mother low, baby weight low. Increase how?

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hello dr. i need how to increase baby weight pergnancy 25 week (5 1/2 month completed) going on my baby weight is very low my doctor told to blood circlution of baby & mother is very low level how to improve the blood circulation & baby weight
Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 32 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

To increase fetal weight, fresh fruits, vegetables, protein, whole grains and healthy carbohydrates are all good food choices for you and your baby. You need to take 300 additional calories a day. Try to eat three of four sold meals in a day. Avoid fatty, fried foods and foods high in cholesterol or preservatives. Concentrate on protein XXXXXXX diet like milk, cheese, yoghurt, curd, meat products and eggs (hard boiled).

Refrain from using alcohol, caffeine, tobacco and drugs and take your prenatal vitamins at regular intervals. Milk is an excellent source of calcium and you should take atleast 2 glasses of milk everyday. Folic acid is the most vital nutrient needed for the development of baby's nervous system, to prevent neural tube defects (defects of the spine, brain, or their coverings) and other birth defects like cleft lip and congenital heart disease. Daily requirement can be fulfilled by eating raw dark-green leafy vegetables (like spinach or kale), liver, yeast, beans and citrus fruits, and in fortified cereals and bread.

In pregnancy, an additional 3 mg/day of elemental iron must be absorbed from dietary sources. The amount of iron absorbed by the body is only 10% of the total amount consumed, thus 30 mg/day needs to be consumed to XXXXXXX the requirement. In order to increase the iron/hemoglobin levels in the body, you can have iron XXXXXXX foods like liver, lean red meats, beans like kidney, lima, navy, black, pinto, soy beans, and lentils, iron fortified whole grains, XXXXXXX vegetables like spinach, tofu, broccoli, swiss chard, asparagus, parsley, chicken, nuts, egg yolk and dry fruits.

You should also have iron supplements along with these foods. The iron preparation you take should contain between 30-100 mg elemental iron. Avoid enteric-coated or prolonged-release preparations.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.
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