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Coconut Oil Aids Pregnancy

100% Coconut oil is quickly becoming the modern miracle. Coconut oil contains anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. . It is vital that pregnant and nursing women eat a regular, healthy diet based around vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, lean protein and raw coconut oil! Some nutritionists suggest that pregnant women should ingest one to two tablespoons of unprocessed coconut oil per day for many excellent reasons.

Rich in natural nutrients, coconut oil can help:

  • balance hormones
  • prevent colds, flu and other viruses
  • strengthens the immune system of both the pregnant mom and unborn baby
  • women avoid or control gestational diabetes through balancing blood sugar
  • morning sickness
  • settle your queasy stomach
  • prevent or relieve the itching and discomfort of stretching skin
  • prevent stretch marks
  • alleviate the discomfort of vaginal dryness
  • prevent constipation
  • balances blood sugar and controls diabetes
  • alkalizes the body – high in potassium, magnesium and other alkalizing minerals
  • helps reduce the risk of miscarriage
  • replaces fluids and minerals lost during physical exertion
  • cleanses the kidneys and offers protection against UTI’s – Urinary Tract Infections
  • keeps the body cool – with excess weight, progesterone, and anxiety, it’s easy to get overheated during pregnancy
  • mild laxative
  • to eliminate headaches and migraines
  • when applied to the perineum in the weeks leading up to labor, can help reduce tearing during birth
  • prevent heartburn, acid reflux or indigestion
  • applied to the perineum in the weeks leading up to labor, it can help reduce tearing and the need for an episiotomy during the birth.
  • soothe pregnancy-induced hemorrhoids by mixing with a drop of lavender oil
  • great hair conditioner that can tame that weird dry/falling out stage your hair goes through after pregnancy.
  • curb your hunger – take a spoonful of coconut oil 20 minutes before a meal
  • make a homemade vapor rub
  • make the bathwater even more soothing and relaxing – add a few drops of lavender essential oil

Coconut water also has lots of benefits for pregnant women. Coconut water is:

  • fat-free
  • one of the richest sources of electrolytes, assisting you to keep hydrated
  • high in potassium, magnesium and protein
  • source of dietary fiber,
  • source of calcium
  • source of Vitamin C
  • natural diuretic, flushing water out of you faster
  • prevent infections
  • especially important for circulation, as blood volume increases up to 50% during pregnancy
  • relieves leg and foot pain
  • rich in lauric acid, a rare medium-chain fatty acid that is also present in breast milk

Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a doctor but a therapist and a mum. You are responsible for your own decisions and use of this product. If in doubt, speak to your doctor or local health visitor.

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