What should I eat during week 36 of pregnancy?


A nutrient dense, healthy diet is important. However the pressure of the growing uterus on the stomach and digestive tract makes eating large quantities uncomfortable. Therefore 5-6 small meals per day are suggested. It is also important to drink plenty of healthy fluids to stay hydrated and to maintain circulatory volume in preparation for labor.

Even if your life is becoming more chaotic at the end of the 36th week of pregnancy, it is still important to maintain a healthy diet. Your baby is still gaining weight to protect them against the outside world, so they still require a diet rich in proteins and vitamins. Plus, eating more vegetables, fruits, and lean meats can help keep your body healthy for the day of delivery. It is also important to maintain a moderate exercise pattern to prepare your body for delivery. Some women also find it helpful to collect take-out menus from restaurants to prepare for the first few exhausting weeks after delivery.

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