Eating for You and the Infant Inside You
EATING FOR YOU AND THE INFANT INSIDE YOU
Your diet affects, among others, the development of your baby’s vital organs. For example, lack of protein and calories in the last trimester of your pregnancy may interfere with your baby’s brain development.
On the other hand, folate or folic acid taken three months before your pregnancy lowers the risk of your baby developing neural tube defects like spina bifida (spinal cord defects). Folate comes mostly from fruits, vegetables, and folate- fortified cereals.
Although liver is a rich source pregnant. It has high of folate, it is not recommended for women who are trying to conceive or are already concentrations of retinol, which may be harmful to the fetus.