Nutrition and Diet During Pregnancy

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It’s vital for mums-to-be to maintain a healthy diet during the course of their pregnancy. After all, you’re not just getting nutrition for yourself, but also to support your growing baby.

While you’ll probably be hungrier than usual, you don’t have to abide by the old wives’ tale of ‘eating for two’ and in fact, eating too much can pose risks for both you and your child.

If you’re looking for advice on what to eat, are experiencing any strange cravings or have any other problems with diet and nutrition during the course of your pregnancy, speak to a doctor today.

Our GPs can provide expert advice and guidance on proper nutrition and answer any questions you might have about eating healthily throughout your pregnancy.

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Common Diet and Nutrition Issues During Pregnancy

Weight gain and diet: While most mums-to-be will gain weight during their pregnancy, it’s important to manage this process, since being dangerously overweight can pose risks for mother and baby.

It’s important to eat regularly and maintain a healthy diet - even if you’re not feeling particularly hungry, your baby will be.

You should also take medical advice before going on any weight loss diets while pregnant, since some can leave you dangerously low on essential vitamins and minerals.

Foods and drinks to avoid: For the most part, you’ll be able to eat as you please during the course of your pregnancy, but there are several foods that aren’t recommended for mums-to-be, including:
  • Certain types of blue or mouldy cheeses
  • Raw meat, pate or undercooked meat and eggs
  • Raw seafood, like sushi
  • Liver
  • Alcohol
  • Too much caffeine
  • Overcooked, starchy food like potatoes

If you’ve got any questions about the above topics, or any other issue related to your diet and nutrition while pregnant, don’t delay - talk to a doctor today.

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