Diet in Pregnancy


Diet in Pregnancy

How much should I Eat?
Your baby needs a lot of nutrients to grow into a healthy full term baby. To be sure you get these nutrients; you should have a wide variety of foods.
You don’t need to eat for two. In fact, you only need about 300 extra calories a day in your second and third trimesters. Your own appetite is the best indication of how much food you need to eat.
What should I Eat and Drink?
Pregnancy makes you more prone to illness including stomach infections and food poisoning. So be careful about hygiene levels if you eat out and ensure that you always drink filtered water.
Drinking water is very important to stay hydrated during pregnancy. You need to have between 8 and 12 glasses a day.
Although caffeine is generally safe, you do need to limit how much you have. Consuming more than 200 mg of caffeine in a day may affect the health of your baby. One cup of filtered coffee contains about 120 mg of caffeine.

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