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September 8, 2014
Coconut oil during pregnancy

With the news that Prince William and Kate are expecting their second child all over the news today it got us thinking about how important pregnancy health is and how many other expectant mums there must be out there!

We often talk about how good coconut oil is for everyone in all walks of life, but what you might not know is how many uses there are for coconut oil during pregnancy.

Fat intake during pregnancy is a hot topic but it is important to recognise that there are different types of fat. Coconut oil is a saturated fat that is made up of medium-chain triglycerides, which are essential in helping to preserve a healthy immune system.

Here’s how coconut oil might help:

  • It is a great source of lauric acid, in fact it is the second best after breast milk. Lauric acid helps to strengthen your and your baby’s body during pregnancy. Once the baby is born try drinking a small amount each day to keep on passing it through your breast milk
  • You can use it instead of butter. If you are worried about your dairy in take during pregnancy then simply use coconut oil as a replacement by spreading it in toast or add it to baking
  • It’s great at soothing a sore tummy, so if you are struggling with morning sickness try stirring a tea spoon full into hot water with some fresh ginger
  • It doesn’t just have to be used internally, try rubbing it into your stomach to avoid stretch marks or into sore feet to help soothe the aches
  • If you have noticed dry hair and a dry scalp during pregnancy then try rubbing a small amount of oil into your hair and scalp
  • Coconut oil during pregnancy can also help with flagging energy levels due to the medium-chain fatty acids

For more information on Chi Coconut Oil check out our recent blog post all about the Lowdown on Coconut Oil.

If you would like to read more on coconut oil during pregnancy check out this blog post from American blogger Modern Mom .

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