The link between pregnancy and nutrition
During pregnancy both the integrated development of the embryo and the simultaneous preparation of the body for the important phase of breastfeeding, are inextricably linked to nutrition. Indeed, the latest data highlights the importance of nutrition even before pregnancy for the proper preparation of an ideal embryonic development environment. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that a balanced diet is maintained in all three stages so as to ensure that all necessary nutrients are adequately ingested, both for the embryo and the mother.
It should be noted however that certain foods should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk to the health of the embryo. Therefore, expectant mothers should be informed promptly with valid expert advice and be properly guided for these particular periods of their life.