My elder sister is a 7th month pregnant and she complaint about lack of sleep

Question: My elder sister is a 7th month pregnant and she complaint about lack of sleep and suffering with sever back pain. Can you guys help with any information regarding it and can you guys let me know if nutrition can help and is it recommended to follow during pregnancy?

Answer: Sleep During Pregnancy: Magnesium supplements aid in better sleep, Check with your Doctor if you are eligible and if Magnesium interferes with the medications your doctor prescribe. Another is lavender, whose scent was shown to promote relaxation, alleviate insomnia, and improve sleep quality.place a tissue with two drops of lavender oil on it next to your pillow, or add a couple of drops to a burner/Diffuser and place in the bedroom for 15 minutes before going to bed. Trust me this works, thats why many Spas use Lavender Oil. Look for Stimulants like Caffeine and Remove from your Diet.

 

General Guidelines on Nutrition for pregnant Woman:

During pregnancy a woman has to provide good nutrition for two individuals. The growing baby gets all its nourishment from its mother through the umbilical cord, so diet is very important. If the mother is lacking in any vitamins and nutrients her baby might lack them too. The general recommendation is 300 to 500 more calories above her DCR during pregnancy and 600 to 800 calories above her daily Calorie requirement during breastfeeding.

During pregnancy, a woman's body needs more iron than usual to produce all the blood needed to supply nutrition to the placenta. Good sources of iron are green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach, strawberries, muesli and wholemeal bread.
Iron is more easily absorbed if it is taken in conjunction with vitamin C - either as a supplement or in citrus fruit or juice. Tea and coffee can interfere with the body's absorption of iron.

It is often recommended that all pregnant women take an iron supplement every day from the 20th week of pregnancy. This is not necessary if a woman has a good diet and routine blood tests show that she is not anaemic. Iron supplements may cause constipation.

The minerals zinc and calcium are also needed for the development of the embryo. However, it is usually possible to obtain enough zinc and calcium by following a varied diet.

It is important to avoid vitamin A during pregnancy because it may cause damage to the embryo. Foods containing large amounts of vitamin A include liver, and should be eaten on an occasional basis only. Unpasteurised cheeses, blue-veined cheeses and Pate are also not recommended because of the possible risk of transmission of infectious diseases such as Listeria.

DO NOT construct this as a Medical Advise. Consult Your Dietician for a more customized Nutrition and advise.

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