It is important to snack throughout the day when you are pregnant, because as you will notice or maybe have already noticed, you can't eat as much as you used to in one sitting especially as your due date approaches. This is because as your uterus expands and your baby grows you have less room for your other organs. It is important that you do what your body tells you to and not force yourself to eat more than you can handle. If not, you will feel uncomfortable and may end up with heartburn or indigestion.
Eating small meals and snacking throughout the day also helps to alleviate some of your other pregnancy symptoms, including morning sickness. However, remember to eat healthily, because snacking on crisps and cookies isn't good for you and your baby.
Some healthy snacks include:
- Dried fruits
- Crackers and cheese
- Hard boiled eggs
- Carrots, cucumber, celery with dips or peanut butter