Eating During a PregnancyGenerally You can
Eating During a Pregnancy
Generally You can stick to the same healthy diet during the first trimester of pregnancy, but after that time women ideally should be consuming and additionional suggested 300 healthy calories per day day,this would birng the total calorie intake from 1900 to 2500 calories.
Then during prganancy it is a s afe and obvious choice during preganancy to if atal possible avoid alcohol completely, sushi and raw fish generally. Soft cheeses and large amounts of caffeine are also best avoided completely.
If you are already at a normal weight, you should ideally gain maybe 25 to 30 pounds during pregnancy. Women who are much undrweight to start with might want to gain a little more weigtht and those who are considered obese should try to only gain uo to 15 pounds,according (ADA) . Extra weight when pregnant can possibly increase the risk of the infant having weight related issue
The ADA is the American Dietetic Association and they recommend the minimum daily servings (6 ounces) for each during pregnancy:
* 9 servings of breads, cereal or pasta
* 4 servings of vegetables
* 3 servings of fruit
* 2-3 servings of milk, yogurt or cheese
* 2 servings of meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs or nuts
Women when pregnant should generally try to increaee their folic acid to 600 µg a day and increase the intake of iron and protein to almost double.
Pregnant women often crave dairy and sweets and meats. Another good source of protein is include peanut butter. Assuming of course you have no prior diposition of allergy to nuts!