Pregnancy

These Habits Will Give You A Smart Baby!


Your lifestyle during pregnancy can affect your baby’s brain and can determine how intelligent your baby will be. The food you eat, your interaction with your unborn baby, emotions, lifestyle, diet and even your hobby while pregnant directly determines the level of your baby’s intelligence. It’s true that genes play a major part in determining a baby’s intelligence, but so does the mother’s lifestyle during pregnancy.

Give your child a high IQ by engaging in these habits while pregnant;

1. Constant touch

Make a habit of rubbing your tummy from downward upward. The very first sense your child develop in the womb is the sense of touch. By rubbing your tummy you can have physical interaction with your foetus and it also helps you bond with your baby.

2. Listen to good music

Some studies have shown that babies can hear in the womb. So when you are pregnant, listen to good music that you’re assured will relax you and your baby too.


3. Surround yourself with positivity

Do not watch gory news, violent shows or movies when pregnant, like I said before now, whatever you hea or see affects your baby. Meditation and watching spiritual shows is the best way to build up a positive environment around your baby and you.

4. Bask in the sun

The sun is a good and natural source of Vitamin D which plays a big role in the growth and development of your baby’s bones. This is a beautiful gift to your child even before their birth, every day, take a 20 minutes walk under the sun to get your dose of vitamin D.

5. Make reading as your daily habit

Reading is a good habit you have to form while pregnant, besides the fact that reading books gives you that great feeling, reading aloud to your child is a good way to give them a good start on reading. Also, read at night just before sleeping, read out loud while rubbing your belly.

6. Eat nutritious meal

Eat a balanced diet that’ll help your child grow healthy. Fresh and healthy foods are your best bet, and stay away from spicy food, alcohol and cigarette.

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Avocado Is Good For Pregnant Women


Since I’ve known the beauty benefits of eating avocado, I don’t only eat it, after scooping out the inside and eating it with salt, I’ll rub some on my face and I tell you, it’s doing a lot for my skin. Recently, I stumbled on a study which found that avocado have a lot of benefits for pregnant women, it makes sense. The benefits of avocado is numerous and it keeps increasing, avocados are full of good fat, remember pregnant women are advised to take foods rich in folic acid when pregnant?

Good news is, avocado is a great source of folate, and especially important during the first 3 months of your pregnancy. A new study, published in the journal Nutrients, looked at the role of avocados in the diets of pregnant and lactating women. According to the study

“Avocados are unique among fruits and vegetables in that, by weight, they contain much higher amounts of the key nutrients folate and potassium, which are normally under-consumed in maternal diets. “Avocados also contain higher amounts of several non-essential compounds, such as fiber, mono-unsaturated fats, and lipid-soluble antioxidants, which have all been linked to improvements in maternal health, birth outcomes and/or breast milk quality“. Currently, US dietary advice applies only to those aged two years and above.

As to how much avocados you can eat in a day, this is what a reproductive specialist and nutritionist Doctor Andrew Orr says, “You actually can’t eat too many of them! They are full of good fats (omega oils), protein, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and more. They’re great as a meal on their own, in green smoothies, desserts, dips… I love using them for breakfast!” He adds, “On a traditional Chinese medicine level, avocado is nourishing to both the womb and the baby. Avocado should definitely be eaten during pregnancy – and it’s a great food for fertility too”


So what’s stopping you from eating avocados every single day? It’s affordable, as you can get one for as low as #50 and you can make delicious meals out of it, I love love love guacamole.

Here are 4 delicious recipes you can try;

1. Avocado On Toast

This is simple to make and filling if you use wheat bread, mash or slice the avocado on toast. Use wheat bread as it’s healthier and  there are other ways to eat your avocado.

2. Avocado Salad 

Salad is not only healthy but you’re taking most of your nutrients all in one meal, add avocado to your salad mix to make it even more healthier. Trust me when I say avocado taste great in salad.

3. Guacamole

Guacamole is not only simple to make but delicious! To prepare, mash up an avocado, then add some lime and salt to taste (or skip the salt altogether). You can eat guacamole with boiled eggs, noodles and what have you. 

4. Baked Egg In An Avocado

Baked eggs in avocados tastes heavenly! Cut your avocado into two, remove the seed inside, place it on a bowl making sure it’s balanced so it doesn’t tip over. Then crack two eggs in a bowl, make sure the yolk doesn’t split, then spoon the two yolks into the centre of each avocado hole, add egg white until each hole is full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 220C (425F) until the eggs are cooked. You can choose to season with salt, pepper or anything you like.It’s a delicious delight.

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