What You Should Eat & What You Should Not For A Healthy Pregnancy

Oct 22, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The right nutritious diet during pregnancy, not only ensures birth of a healthy child, but also reduces complication during child birth and is a gift of health to the child for life. Good nutrition means, safe and healthy outcome of pregnancy, both for mother and her newborn.
Check out certain foods, which when taken, apart from the regular diet, help in meeting the extra demands of nutrients during pregnancy.

Milk and Milk products, buttermilk - These foods provide good-quality calcium (and proteins) required in pregnancy. Adequate calcium intake during pregnancy is crucial. It is required for the development of the bones, teeth and the entire skeletal structure of the growing foetus. It is also very important for the mother’s own well-being. If an expecting mother is not taking enough calcium, her own bones are de-mineralised and will be unable to meet the growing foetus’s requirements as well as expose her to a host of bone-related diseases for the future. Drinks like buttermilk  also help in dealing with acidity issues, common during pregnancy. 

Green Leafy Vegetables - Green leafy vegetables, especially dark green ones like sarson, chulai, bathua, chana saag, and cauliflower leaves are rich in iron and Vitamin A (required for the baby’s vision and eye health). More than normal RDA (required daily allowance) of iron is required during pregnancy to meet the growth needs of foetus and maternal tissues. Besides these,  Eggs, Meat & poultry are also important for an expecting mother. Iodine is required for physical and mental growth of the foetus.

 

Rachel Deepthi, Nutritionist

Registered Dietitian. Specialized in Maternal and child health nutrition, diabetes management, sports nutrition & weight management. 

 

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| Oct 22, 2021

Hello Ma'am ! I am 7 months pregnant. I feel tired all the time. When I want to sleep, I can't. Are there any foods which can make me feel better so that I can sleep well?

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| Oct 22, 2021

Hello Ma'am ! I am not able to have meals. Whatever I take makes me feel pukish. It's my first month of pregnancy. What can I eat so that I gain weight and also so that I don't feel pukish?

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| Oct 22, 2021

Ma'am milk in any form be it curd, or custard or just a plain glass of milk makes me feel bloated . How do I meet my calcium requirements in my 3rd month of pregnancy? Please suggest some alternatives. Thanks in advance

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| Oct 22, 2021

Ma'am I have heard seeds like pumpkin, chia, flax, sunflower etc are really nutritious. How can I have them? Please suggest the correct method and quantity for having these. I am 4 months pregnant.

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| Oct 22, 2021

Ma'am my Hb is 9. 3 and ferritin level is also low. Iron capsules are not suiting me .Kindly guide me what foods can I consume which will increase my iron levels.

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| Oct 22, 2021

What food items are advisable to be taken in 7th month of pregnancy which will make my baby to be born with a sharp mind and intelligent. Also please tell me how much ghee intake is advisable in a day during pregnancy? I was 58 kgs before pregnancy. Now I am 70 kgs.

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| Oct 22, 2021

Welcome to this workshop. Pls ask your questions in the comments below.

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| Oct 22, 2021

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