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Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy is important to support the proper growth and development of baby and to ensure healthy weight gain.
what to eat
Consuming certain foods are essential to ensure that you get all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients required for a healthy pregnancy.
Calorie intake varies depending on the trimester.
Just remember that these calories should come from a balanced diet and include
foods from all food groups.
Prenatal vitamins are chock full of vitamins and minerals! However, it’s important to remember that prenatal vitamins are just supplements and should not be relied upon for all your needs!
what to drink
Water isn’t the only liquid you can consume. Pregnant women can other drinks but remember that some of these drinks contain added sugars and should be consumed in moderation.
In order to stay hydrated and support a healthy pregnancy, pregnant women should consume 100 oz. of water a day. Also, include hydrating foods to your diet.
what to avoid
There are several foods and drinks that are unsafe to consume including undercooked meats, raw shellfish, & unpasteurized dairy.
This means washing, cleaning, preparing,
storing your food with the utmost care and cleanliness to reduce the risk of dangerous bacteria.
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a healthy prenatal diet!