You already know it is important to have a well-balanced diet, but eating right during pregnancy is even more important. Keep in mind that you are eating for two. The healthier you eat the better it is for the pregnancy and you.
Try not to miss a meal while you are pregnant, especially breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, for your and your baby. Make sure you are getting enough dairy products such as cheeses, milk and yogurt. This provides the baby with calcium which it’ll need to develop healthy growing bones. Adding extra calcium to your diet wouldn’t hurt you either, especially your teeth and bones.
Don’t forget about your fruit and vegetable servings. Lots of greens is always a good choice, so are sweet potatoes. Not only will you be giving your body what it needs but you’ll start to have more energy.
Food to avoid
It would be best to avoid these foods while pregnant:
- Unpasteurized products like brie
- Certain fish – exotic, shark, swordfish, anything high in mercury
- Raw eggs
- Undercooked meats
- Caffeine, soda, chocolate
If you are ever unsure of the foods you can eat, you can consult us and we will happy to help you.
While making sure you get enough to eat throughout the day, that doesn’t mean you should neglect your fluid intake. You will need lots of water and juices during the pregnancy.