When you are pregnant, having a good your diet is essential. Remember, your nutrition is feeding you and your unborn child. Eat well balanced meals and supplement with prenatal vitamins.
Include the following in your daily diet:
- 3 or more servings of meat and/or protein
- 4 or more servings of fruits and/or vegetables
- 5 or more servings of milk or dairy products (provides calcium)
- 7 to 11 servings of whole-grain or enriched bread and/or cereal
Include the following vitamins and minerals:
- .8 mg (800 mcg) of vitamin A and Beta Carotene
- .1 mg (10 mcg) of vitamin D
- .8 mg (800 mcg) of vitamin E
- 75-100 mg of vitamin C
- 1.5 mg of Thiamin (vitamin B1)
- 1.6 mg of Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
- 2 mg of Niacin (vitamin B3)
- 450 mg of Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)
- .4 mg (400mcg) of Folic Acid
- 1200-600 mg of Calcium
- 30-40mg of Iron
- 80 mg of Protein (supplemental)
- 15 mg of Zinc
Your diet is one of the most important parts of your pregnancy. Take what you eat seriously.
If you additional questions about Pregnancy and Nutrition, please visit the American Pregnancy Association.