2. Sweet potato: It is rich in energy, potassium and iron, which are needed for muscle contraction and relaxation.
3. Dates: They help with dilation, while strengthening uterine muscles.
4. Coconut water: It works as a natural way to increase amniotic fluid index (AFI).
5. Saffron: It helps to prepare the cervix for labour.
In addition to all these, the nutritionist said one must stay physically active throughout their pregnancy period. She also demonstrated an easy yoga asana that can prepare the body for normal delivery: Malasana.
Also known as the garland pose yoga, this asana is good for the muscles of the stomach and the lower body. Kaur said it can stretch the pelvis region, inner thighs and hips, and prepare the body for birth.
It is advisable to check with your gynaecologist before making dietary changes, since no two pregnancies may look the same, and there may be certain dietary restrictions. Discuss in detail with your medical practitioner on the best way forward in your pregnancy journey.