Discomfort during this sensitive period is common and expected as a result of the physical and physiological changes during pregnancy and lactation. Early intervention can help to reduce the health risk and promote the well being of the mother and baby.
Pregnancy, common discomforts and dietPregnancy is commonly accompanied by a number of physical side effects, which influence the ability to meet dietary recommendations during the gestation period. Such side effects mainly manifest themselves as nausea and vomiting (i.e. ‘morning sickness’), constipation, and/or heartburn, and occur in up to 70% of pregnant women.