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How To Eat While Pregnant
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
300 calories: In general, 300 additional daily calories are all that is needed to ensure adequate fetal growth and optimal nutrition for mother and baby. Women who enter pregnancy significantly underweight may need to eat additional calories to compensate for their pre-pregnancy health status. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just one plus...: The recommended weight gain for pregnancy is 25-30 lbs. During first trimester, some women may gain some 2-4 lbs, others none, still others may actualy lose some due to v/n etc..As pregnancy progresses, mom's caloric intake increases, maybe 400-500 cal extra daily at end of pregnancy...But not for 2. F/u with doc regular and follow the OB advice for proper diet/wt gain.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In moderation: It's ok to eat tuna in pregnancy in moderation. It should be fully cooked, not raw. You should only eat one to two servings of seafood a week because seafood has mercury in it. Seafood also has a lot of great nutrients for a developing baby so if you enjoy it, just do it in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy: A healthy well balanced diet that includes lean protein, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains. Try to avoid processed foods- they can affect your Insulin level. Try to stay away from too many saturated fats. Unsaturated fats are healthier. Try to eat complex carbohydrates as 60% of your diet. Protein as 20% and try to limit fat to 20% of your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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