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Eat for a healthy baby in the eighth month of pregnancy

Diet plays an important role to have a healthy baby. Mothers-to-be hope for a healthy pregnancy. Eating properly needs to be ensured.

Eating right during the eight months of pregnancy is necessary as the woman may have mood swings, stress as well as hormonal changes.

Anemia or deficiency in vitamin B12 makes the woman feel tired and dull.

It helps to eat foods rich in iron and vitamin B12 in one’s daily menu. The doctor will probably put the person on supplements as well, but making a habit of eating such foods will help the affected person to recover and also maintain healthy levels of these nutrients.

Some good sources of vitamin B12 are cow’s milk and also dairy products, eggs, oily fish as well as chicken. Good sources of iron are meat, chicken, lentils and also pulses, green leafy vegetables, and sprouts. Lack of sleep can affect mood negatively.

It is good to maintain steady blood sugar levels by eating balanced meals and also snacks can help a person feel very energetic.

Eat for a healthy baby in the eighth month of pregnancy

Foods for healthy pregnancy

Good carbohydrates include oats (jai), corn (Makka), millets, potatoes (aloo), whole grains, millets, brown rice as well as brown bread, legumes, pulses, nuts, and also seeds.

There are also a few foods that are believed to be general mood boosters like:

Omega 3 fatty acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are indeed a key mood-boosting nutrient and are not produced by the body. Oily fish such as tuna (chura machli), mackerel (bangda), sardines (peavey machli herring (bhing), and mussels (shambook/seepi machli) will all provide omega 3 fatty acids. Vegetarian sources of omega 3 are walnuts (akhrot), flax seeds (alsi) pulses, soy as well as leafy vegetables.

Saffron (kesar)

This is indeed a popular spice, and there is little evidence that saffron may also help to reduce mood swings and also depression. It needs to be consumed in moderation during pregnancy.


Dehydration can affect a person badly. Fatigue as well as anxiety is symptoms of moderate dehydration. Water is very good to have and other healthy cum refreshing drinks are available.

If feeling depressed, anxious, or overly stressed, talk to the doctor.

It is good to keep away from stimulants like too much caffeine, alcohol, and cigarettes.

What to eat if having heartburn and acidity?

Several pregnant women do suffer from acidity or heartburn and also indigestion.

It is better to avoid spicy, fatty, or acidic foods and also deep-fried and tomato-based curries. Foods high in sugar as well as caffeine can also make the person feel worse.

For instant relief from acidity, having a quarter cup of cold milk without sugar helps.

If one’s heartburn is very severe and accompanied by other worrying symptoms, like a bad headache, vision problems, or sudden swelling of the face, hands, or feet it is better to consult the doctor as it could be pre-eclampsia.

What are energy-giving foods?

In the last stretch of the pregnancy, it is necessary to have more calories for the baby to gain weight, and energy to carry the weight and for delivery.

Complex carbs, also referred to as good carbs or “slow-burning carbs” have more fiber, vitamins, and minerals than processed cereals as well as sugars. They provide longer-lasting energy, help feels full for longer, and keep the sugar levels steady.

Simple carbs such as sugar, white flour, or white rice on the other hand, cause the blood sugar to spike and then fall, leaving the person feeling lethargic.

Complex carbs include whole grain cereals, oatmeal, whole wheat bread, fiber-rich foods, potatoes (aloo) quinoa, barley, brown rice, wild rice, lentils, corn, bulgar, pulses, rye, soya bean, semolina (suji), sago (sabudana), corn (makka), pasta, and sweet potatoes (shakarkandi).

It is good indeed to mix a variety of millets into one’s atta to make chapatis. It is better to choose from finger millet (ragi), pearl millet (bajra), and foxtail millet (kangni) sorghum (jowar) and kodo millet (kodra).


Diet regulation in the eighth month of pregnancy for having a healthy baby is necessary.