Diet and Nutrition During Pregnancy – A Surrogate Mother’s Guide

By January 2, 2018
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Diet and nutrition during pregnancy require wise choices for a surrogate mother. Are you prepared to make wise decisions regarding diet in pregnancy? As many other things in life, diet in pregnancy can be as complicated or as simple as you make it.

Surrogate Mother – Why Is Diet Important?

Healthy diet and nutrition during pregnancy is not just a matter of controlling weight gain so you don’t have as much to lose after delivery. Even if you are surrogate mother, your diet in pregnancy has to be well balanced for two reasons:

  • Your body will have the nutritional support it needs to carry a growing baby full term.
  • The growing baby will get the nutrients needed to develop without pulling nutrients from your muscles, bones and organs.

When you don’t eat nutrient dense foods that provide the nutritional support your body needs and the nutrients the baby needs, you compromise the baby and your own health. When you choose to ignore proper diet and nutrition during pregnancy, the following can happen:

  • Nutrients can be pulled from your own body to sustain fetal growth. This leaves you weak and at risk for infection, illness, and pregnancy complications.
  • You could develop toxemia or preeclampsia, which puts your health in danger throughout the pregnancy and could lead to an extended period of bed rest.
  • The baby may not develop properly. This may lead to birth defects, stillborn delivery, low birth weight, or even a premature birth that could compromise the health and life of the baby.

You don’t want to set yourself up for a difficult pregnancy, and you definitely don’t want to risk the health of the developing baby. This is why it is so important to watch what you eat while carrying a baby via surrogacy.


How Joy of Life deal with nutrition risk for our surrogate mothers?

Our licensed Nutritionist will give our surrogate mothers a comprehensive and personal nutrition plan based on your own different status. We will share some tips about pregnancy with you in the future newsletters.


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