IET IN PREGNANCY
Jeevan Women Care Clinic is a comprehensive women care hospital, committed to
providing a gamut of services to women, new-born and pediatrics. Our multidisciplinary
team provides comprehensive & personalized care that includes obstetrics, gynecology,
neonatology, pediatrics, fetal medicine, radiology and specialty out patient clinics.
We also offer other services like prenatal & post natal counseling, individual physical fitness
sessions to facilitate natural birthing, painless delivery to ease the birthing process and an
expert dietitian to advice on an healthy diet.
Pregnancy is an important milestone in a woman’s life. She is blessed to create, protect and
deliver a healthy baby into this wonderful world!
An expecting mom has to support the growth demands of the baby and hence needs to
take care of what she eats!
Nutrition is the cornerstone of pregnancy. It is essential for the woman herself and also
influences the pregnancy outcome and wellbeing of the baby. Depending on age, activity
level,BMI, diet needs to be individualised.
A poor diet in pregnancy can lead to anemia,low birthweight, preterm labour,
developmental problems in baby.
A pregnant mother needs 300 kcal extra during her pregnancy especially during the 2nd & 3
rd trimester.The diet should be well balanced with a spread of 50% fruits and vegetables,
25% whole grain and 25% lean protein. She can hydrate well with 8-10 glasses of water/day.
A split diet with 3 major meals and 3 -4 snacks is advisable.A healthy snack include salads,
small sandwitch, apricots, baked bean, small baked potato, fresh fruit, vegetable soup.
Avoid unpasteurised milk and cheese, smoked fish , raw or undercooked meat, raw or
If you are a vegan, supplement the diet with Iron, Zinc,Omega 3 fatty acid, vitamin D, Choline
and Vitamin B12.
A favourite pregnancy menu includes
Protein rich food- Bean, fish, eggs, nuts, meat, poultry, lean meat.
Calcium rich food – Milk, cheese,yoghurt.
Iron rich food- Dark green vegetables,dried fruit, pulses, fish, egg, red meat
Folic acid – Dark green leafy vegetables,citrus fruits,nuts, liver.
Vitamin D – SUNLIGHT, EGG, FISH
Vitamin C – citrus fruits, broccoli, tomatoes, strawberry.
Have a balanced nutritious diet and create a healthy generation!