A member asked:

Do i need to change my diet for pregnancy?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Craig Keathley answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

If you are already eating a healthy, well balanced diet, then you don't need to change. There are some changes in mineral and vitamin recommendations that can be supplied through a prenatal vitamin. You do not need to "eat for two." the increased calorie requirements during pregnancy amount to approx. 300 cal/day which is not a significant amount.

Answered Apr 15, 2015


Dr. Su Fairchild answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. Eat complex carbohydrates, avoid sugars and limit flour products.

Answered Jan 11, 2013



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