Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

You’re at your most beautiful when you’re pregnant. At Tiny Posers, we capture those special moments as your body transforms with your growing baby. But what happens on the inside? There are so many changes happening to you and your baby during pregnancy that’s it’s really important to keep an eye on healthy eating. A balanced diet is vital for helping your body adjust to what’s happening and giving your baby everything it needs to grow. So, what are the foods that will keep you and your baby strong and healthy, and what should you avoid eating or drinking during pregnancy?

healthy eating during pregnancy

Healthy Eating When You’re Pregnant

Foods that contain calcium, folic acid and protein are high on the list of good foods to eat during pregnancy. Calcium is found in milk and other dairy products and is used by your body to help your baby to develop strong bones and teeth. Folic acid is found in leafy green vegetables, beans and citrus fruits and helps with the development of your baby’s brain and spinal cord. Protein is instrumental in the healthy growth of your baby’s muscles and is most commonly consumed in the form of meat, although, if you’re a vegetarian, some nuts and tofu can be a great alternative source.

While you may do your best, it can sometimes be hard to eat all of the right foods, especially if you suffer from food cravings! It’s no substitute for a healthy diet, but taking supplements designed for pregnant women can help make sure you get a good range of the different vitamins and minerals both you and your baby need.

 healthy eating while pregnant

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Eating well during pregnancy doesn’t just mean consuming healthy foods, it also means avoiding food and drink that could be harmful to your baby.

Soft blue cheeses, partially cooked eggs, raw or undercooked meat and pate are best avoided as they have the potential to pass on some nasty bugs like salmonella, toxoplasmosis and listeria.

We all know that fish is good for us, but shark and swordfish should be off the menu during pregnancy due to mercury levels that could harm your baby’s developing nervous system. Tuna and other oily fish should also be limited to no more than 2 portions a week just to be on the safe side.

A cup or tea or coffee is something most of us enjoy but cutting down or switching to decaffeinated versions of our favourite drinks can help protect a growing baby from high levels of caffeine which have been linked to low birth weight.

Studies have also shown that drinking alcohol during pregnancy has the potential to cause some harm, as it passes directly through your bloodstream to your baby. Although some say the occasional drink won’t do any harm, the general advice from the NHS is to take the safest route and cut out alcohol altogether.

The Myth of Eating for Two

Most of us have heard the expression ‘eating for two’ during pregnancy. While it’s a great excuse to indulge in that tasty snack you’ve been craving, it’s actually a myth that you should significantly increase your food intake when pregnant. During your pregnancy you should only really add around 200-300 calories to your normal daily intake and only in your last two trimesters.

Many women worry about weight gain during pregnancy. While you don’t want to put on an unhealthy amount of weight, pregnancy isn’t a time when you should be restricting what you eat and obsessing about fitting into those jeans. At Tiny Posers, we take enough photos to know that there is nothing more beautiful than a pregnant woman!  Sure, you’ll naturally gain a bit of weight but only because your incredible, wonderful body is doing the most amazing thing – creating a new life!

If you’d like stunning, high end portrait photographs of you at your most gorgeously pregnant, why not book a maternity shoot at the Tiny Posers photography studio with renowned photographer Kristina Mack? Just get in touch to find out more!

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, STANSTED | LOVELY LAUREN

Look at lovely Lauren with her beautiful little boy. She is absolutely glowing and looks so glorious in her pregnancy. It’s such an exciting time waiting for a new addition to the family! You can really see the happiness in her eyes as her son curls up on the bump of his eagerly-awaited sibling. How precious to witness such an intimate bond between a mother and her son. They’re such a lovely little family and were an absolute pleasure to photograph. 

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, STANSTEAD | LOVELY LAUREN

It is never too early to book you and your loved ones in for a portrait session in the Tiny Posers photography studio with me, Kristina Mack. Tiny Posers offers beautiful, high end photography packages, including newborn packages, baby photographs, sessions with families and maternity shoots too. Why get in touch with the studio today? I find that if we can have a good chat about what sort of pictures you want and do a bit of planning together beforehand, the session itself will run much more smoothly, something that’s important when you’re dealing with small children!

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER, STANSTEAD | LOVELY LAUREN

It can be hard to know what to ask for if you’ve never been to a portrait photographer before. But don’t worry! If you’re not quite sure what kind of photographs you want, take a look through the examples of each of the different kinds of shoots that we offer. It might help you to come up with ideas and find something that inspires you for your own session. I can help you to define your perfect look too.Tiny Posers Photography specialises in natural and timeless photographs of newborns, families and children in and calming and natural environment. Available in and around the around the London and Essex areas including places such as Chelmsford, Colchester, Brentwood, Shenfield, Upminster, Loughton, North London, South London and many more.

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY, SOUTHEND, ESSEX | BEAUTIFUL BABY

What an absolutely beautiful family! Curled up in her loving mothers’ arms and being carefully watched over by her caring father and gentle older brother, Layla is such a lucky baby girl. Wrapped in her baby blanket and in the middle of a dream, Layla seemed to be completely unaware of the studio and the snapping of my camera as I whizzed around her. How wonderful it is to see the growing bonds between this family and their new little addition. Welcome, lovely Layla.

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY, SOUTHEND, ESSEX | BEAUTIFUL BABYFAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY, SOUTHEND, ESSEX | BEAUTIFUL BABY

Come on down to the Tiny Posers photography studio today for your very own session with me, Kristina Mack. At Tiny Posers Photography, we pride ourselves in taking timeless and beautiful images of you and your loved ones that you can treasure forever.

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY, SOUTHEND, ESSEX | BEAUTIFUL BABY

Tiny Posers offers a wide range of package deals for you including sessions with newborns and families as well as maternity shoots if you have a little one that is yet to arrive. If you click the links, you can see some examples of each of the different kinds of shoots that we offer and you may even find something that inspires you for your own session. At Tiny Posers, we believe that communication is absolutely vital, so if you decide to book in for a session with me, drop me a message so we can have a quick chat. If we have talked about what you might want your shoot to look like or what props you might want to use before you actually arrive in the studio, we will be much better prepared. That way, the session itself should run much more smoothly and efficiently. Tiny Posers is available in and around the London and Essex area including places such as Chelmsford, Brentwood, Shenfield, Upminster, Loughton, North London, South London and many more.

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, LEIGH-ON-SEA, ESSEX | GORGEOUS GEORGIA

Look at this gorgeous little newborn, Georgia, curled up in her loving mother’s arms. See how she is softly snoozing as she is held to her chest. Even when she’s wrapped in her white baby blanket and alone, she looks so serene and calm. She kept her little eyes shut to the lights of the studio, blissfully unaware of me and my camera moving around her, taking her photograph. She is such a precious little girl and how lovely it was to be able to witness the special bond between a newborn and her mother.

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, LEIGH-ON-SEA, ESSEX | GORGEOUS GEORGIA

Like what you see? Why not book in for your very own session and come on down to the Tiny Posers photography studio? We offer a wide range of package deals to accommodate you and your loved ones, so we guarantee you will find something that is for you. Tiny Posers specialises in taking timeless and beautiful photographs of you and your family that you can treasure forever.

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, LEIGH-ON-SEA, ESSEX | GORGEOUS GEORGIA

Package deals are available for families, newborns and even maternity if you are expecting your little one to be joining the family soon! Click the links to see some examples of each of the different kinds of shoots. If you like what you see, book in for a session! At the Tiny Posers photography studio, we think that communication is absolutely vital and so if you decide to book you and your loved ones in for a session, get in touch today. By talking about how you might want the shoot to run or what props you are considering using, before you actually arrive in the studio, we will end up being much better prepared when it comes to the session itself. This will make for a truly custom experience. Tiny Posers is available in and around the London and Essex area including places such as Chelmsford, Brentford, Colchester, Upminster, Shenfield, Loughton, North London, South London and many more.

 

MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO, HARLOW, ESSEX | BEAUTIFUL BILLIE

How gorgeous does Billie look in these photographs? She came down for a maternity shoot at the Tiny Posers photography studio and posed effortlessly in front of the camera. Absolutely blooming with her pregnancy, Billie held herself so gracefully as she stood, draped in waves of sheer fabric. Pregnancy is such a special time, it was lovely to see Billie so happy and excited about welcoming her new baby.

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO, HARLOW, ESSEX | BEAUTIFUL BILLIE

Tiny Posers is a beautiful photography studio based in the London and Essex area. We specialise in taking timeless, tasteful and beautiful photographs of you and your loved ones in a calming and safe environment. 

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO, HARLOW, ESSEX | BEAUTIFUL BILLIE

At the Tiny Posers studio, we offer a wide range of package deals to accommodate everyone. You can book a session for your newborn baby, your whole family or a maternity session like Billie’s if you are expecting a little one to be joining the family soon. If you decide to book in for a session at the studio, make sure you get in touch with me, Kristina Mack. At Tiny Posers we think that communication is vital. If you get in touch for a chat beforehand, we can talk about how you might want the shoot to look or what props you might want to use. Having a discussion about all this before you are actually in the studio means we will be better prepared when you are actually here. I want you to have the best experience possible and a good plan helps the session run much more smoothly and efficiently! At Tiny Posers you can be sure of a truly custom experience. Tiny Posers photography is available in and around the London and Essex areas, including places such as Chelmsford, Colchester, Brentwood, Shenfield, Upminster, Loughton, North London, South London and others areas too.

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