Not only special milk for pregnant women is good for consumption, but also some other foods are equally beneficial. One of them is dates.
Dates have a number of benefits, both for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. Dates contain some kind of nutrition of pregnant women. These nutrients then will bring enormous benefits for pregnant women who frequently eat the dates during pregnancy.
The benefits of dates for women during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are as follows :
Firstly, dates can shrink the uterus. Dates have a sort of hormone called potuchsin which has a property to shrink the blood vessels in the uterus. This substance then makes the uterus shrink after childbirth.
In addition, these substances can also prevent postpartum hemorrhage, especially in normal delivery. The second benefit of the dates is that it can facilitate the production of breast milk.
The content of iron and calcium in dates would play a huge role in terms of quantity and quality of breast milk. No wonder that many parents advised their daughters who just gave birth to consume lots of foods rich in iron and calcium such as dates.
Another benefit of dates is to restore power after childbirth process. One grain of dates is estimated to contain 1.8 to 2 percent protein, 2 to 4 percent fiber, and 50-57 percent glucose substance.
The content of some of these substances, according to research, can restore lost power or decreasing power during childbirth process. The power will be restored after consuming dates every day.
The interesting thing is it only takes a short amount of time to restore the lost power by consuming dates. Just ignore the symptoms of diabetes, because the glucose contained in the dates is the kind which is easily absorbed by the body, so it is safe for women suffering from diabetes.
The last benefit of dates is for the smooth bowel movements. It is very common for many pregnant women to suffer from constipation.
Well, Mommy can address this complaint by regularly consume dates. Dates which is recommended for smooth bowel movements needs to be consumed by Mommy who just went through the normal childbirth process.
Some Mommies complain about the pain while defecting because the stitches in the vaginal muscles may tear off. In order to avoid such complaints, consume sufficient number of dates and get the benefits, smooth defecating process and constipation is gone. Considering the importance of dates as one of the nutrition sources during pregnancy, dates need to be available at home for Mommy during pregnancy and breastfeeding period.