Nutrition during pregnancy helping your children get optimal height in future

December 9, 2018 | By NuBest
Pregnancy is also considered one of the golden stages in children's height growth. If pregnant women have proper diets combined with a healthy lifestyle and good mental health, their newborns will achieve good weight and height, which facilitates the babies' height growth later on. Let's learn more about nutrition during pregnancy in the following article.

Fetal development takes nutrition from the mothers. Therefore, right from the beginning of pregnancy, pregnant women should actively equip themselves with knowledge of nutrition and health care in order to take care of themselves and their babies thoroughly. In particular, from the fourth month onwards, the fetuses' bones begin to be formed and develop. If the fetuses are given good care, the babies can reach a height of 50 cm after birth. This is extremely important to the future physical development of the child as it creates a foundation for their future height growth.

In order to support the height growth of the fetuses, pregnant women should enhance these following foods in their diets:

Milk and dairy products

In fact, in addition to essential minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus and many other vitamins, drinking a glass of milk helps your body get up to 300 grams of calcium. Calcium and these minerals are very important to the bone formation of the fetuses. Therefore, pregnant women should drink two glasses of milk per day and eat other dairy products such as yoghurt, cheese, etc.


Eggs are rich in protein and vitamin D which are very good for the mothers as well as for the height growth of the fetuses. Vitamin D participates in calcium synthesis and in bone mineralization, thereby increasing the length of the bones. The taste of eggs is quite good so pregnant women should not forget to add eggs to their daily diets.


Salmon has a high content of omega-3 fatty acids, which is very good for the nervous system as well as the height growth of the fetuses. Additionally, Omega 3 also minimizes the risks of preterm birth and postpartum depression and ensures health for the mothers to take care of the fetuses as well as the newborns.


Beans are high in calcium, vitamins and fiber which are good for the health of the mothers as well as the fetuses. Adequate calcium supplementation is necessary for the bone formation and bone growth of the fetuses. Moreover, protein in beans improves quantity of tissues and cells and promotes the height growth and weights of the fetuses.


Fruits that are rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, fibre and folate such as kiwi, orange, banana, and grape will positively affect the synthesis and metabolism of nutrients in the mothers' bodies. As a result, the fetuses also easily absorb the nutrients from the mothers for the growth in height and weights.


Talking about calcium-rich foods, it is impossible not to mention seafood. Seafood such as shrimps, crabs, oysters, and squid is good for the bone formation and bone growth of the fetuses. Minerals in seafood also play a role in bringing calcium to the bones, which supports the height growth of the fetuses.

In addition to adequate nutritional supplementation, pregnant women also need to eat properly and enhance essential nutrients in accordance with the requirements of each stage of pregnancy.

  • In the first trimester of the pregnancy, in order to be good for the health of the mothers and the fetuses, pregnant women should sufficiently provide 200 - 300 calories per day to their bodies and their weights only need to increase 1 - 2.5 kg.
  • The second trimester of the pregnancy is when the fetuses' bones begin to be formed, pregnant women should enhance animal source foods, oilseeds and fresh vegetables in their diets and drink plenty of milk.
  • In the last trimester, pregnant women should eat a little bit more than in the first trimester and the second trimester to help the fetuses grow well and help themselves stay healthy to go through the birth.

Height plays an important role in our lives and people with good height will have more advantages professionally and personally. Therefore, pregnant women should build proper diets for themselves and sufficiently supplement essential nutrients to their bodies in order to support the height growth of the fetuses as well as facilitate the height growth of their babies later on.

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