The Pregnancy Food Guide

Introduction
What you choose to eat when you’re pregnant may influence
you and your baby’s health now and for years to come.
Pregnancy is a good time to review your nutrition.
Weight Gain
D Steady, gradual weight gain achieved through bal-
anced and healthy nutrition is best for you and your baby
D Pregnancy is not a time to lose weight
D Consult with a health care provider right away if you
have nausea, vomiting, lose your appetite or lose weight
drink adequate
water between
meals
Stay energized. Include
p rotein (like egg, poultry
or fish), carbohydrate
(like fruit, vegetables or
c e r eal) and healthy fat
(like olive oil or nuts) in
e v e r y meal & snack
While awake, try to eat
e v e r y three hours
Enjoy healthy foods first
and plan for an
occasional tre a t
Drink plenty of water;
Limit soda, coffee, juice
drinks and other
sweetened beverages
Try to be physically
active at least 30 minutes
each day.
Avoid exercising on your
b a c k
E v e r y pregnancy is
unique; Consult with a
re g i s t e r ed dietitian (R.D.)
for your personal
nutrition needs
Eat enough for a healthy
weight gain but you do
not need to eat for two
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