IF ur wife is vegetarian, one should take extra care to ensure you have an adequate intake of two nutrients that are particularly important during pregnancy
iron and calcium.The vegetarian diet during pregnancy can provide all the necessary vitamins
, minerals, protein, and other nutrients that she needs.Her body requires a little more protein during pregnancy, and this is easily provided by following a healthy, varied vegetarian diet.
Good sources of iron include:
• green vegetables
Try to have some food or drink containing vitamin C
, such as a glass of fruit juice, with any iron-rich meals as this helps your body to absorb the iron. Avoid drinking tea with iron-rich foods as this reduces absorption.
If the iron level in your blood becomes low, your doctor will advise you to take iron supplements
. The best sources of calcium are dairy foods, such as milk, cheese and yoghurt. Aim to have three servings per day. Skimmed and semi-skimmed milk co