The foods and drinks you choose during pregnancy will have an effect on your unborn baby’s development and health. Here are things to check for during your pregnancy diet.
•Folic acid supplement for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
•3-5 portions of wholegrain cereals, breads, and potatoes. 6 or more if you are a vegetarian.
•2-4 portions of fruit /4 or more portions of vegetables per day.
•3-4 portions of dairy per day.
•2-3 portions of protein a day.
•Limit sweets, salty snacks and sugary drinks to an occasional treat.
•Oily fish 1 – 2 times a week.
•At least 8 glasses water per day.
•Limit caffeine to 1-2 cups a day.
•Take regular light exercise like walking, swimming, yoga or Pilates.
•Avoid alcohol and smoking completely.
•Avoid undercooked meat, fish, shellfish and eggs; they are fine when well cooked.
•Avoid unpasteurised milk.
•Avoid all raw soft cheese.
•Avoid pre-prepared salads, deli meats, and smoked salmon.
We have created a whole nutrition section on the My Pregnancy Journey App. Download on any of the app stores here on our website.
*All of our information are only guidelines and are not intended to replace the advice of a professional medical specialist; we are providing information to you on a general information basis only. My Pregnancy Journey disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.