Pregnancy Nutrition

Nutrition In Pregnancy

  • Moderation is key and well balanced. Try to exercise 3-4 times weekly for 45-60 minutes. This really helps in balancing your caloric consumption and physical well being.
  • Eat six small meals per day.
  • Protein of at least 60 grams per day with a goal of 10 grams per 6 small meals.
  • Reduce simple carb intake such as cookies, candies, cakes, and avoid excessive eating of pasta, rice, and potatoes.
  • Increase intake of vegetables.
  • Increase intake of fresh fruit, instead of excessive fruit juice.
  • Drink mostly water and limit soda intake as well as sugary drinks. Aim for at least 80-90 ounces of water per day.
  • Limit caffeine intake to 1-2 servings per day.
  • It’s ok to eat seafood but avoid eating fish with high mercury content such as mahi mahi, mackerel, shark, and tile fish. Ok to eat tuna and salmon.
  • Until 20 weeks of pregnancy, avoid cold lunch meat due to the possible contamination with listeria bacteria. You can heat in microwave, heat on a griddle, or process through a toaster oven.

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