Pregnancy is always precious whether conceived through IVF or naturally. Dr. Shweta Goswami explains about the diet, precautions and dos & don’ts a woman should follow when she is pregnant.
In First Trimester
Don’t force feed during the first 3 months of pregnancy, as you may feel nauseous all the time.
Take a small meal every 2-3 hours rather than taking a heavy meal.
Focus more on taking fluids regularly to avoid dehydration.
Avoid Nuts, Caffeine, Papaya, and pineapple in the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Pregnancy Diet Plan
EAT RIGHT DURING PREGNANCY
In your first trimester, you need to eat folate-rich foods as well as take a folic acid supplement. We have highlighted in light orange foods that are rich in folic acid.
You’ll need plenty of iron-rich foods as well to help your body make red blood cells for your growing baby. We have highlighted in green foods that’s contain iron.
If you’re feeling nauseous, foods rich in vitamin B6 may help with morning sickness. We have highlighted in brown foods that are rich in vitamin B6.
Throughout pregnancy, you need to limit your caffeine intake as it can pass on to your baby.
|Monday||*Daliya with watermelon seeds
|*Soybeans potato curry
|*Lemon water||*Moong dal
*Colossian(Arbi) and fenugreek(Methi)
|*Banana||*Spinach and corn
*Potato and cauliflower
|*Jal jeera||*Peas and mint soup
*Pasta with tomato sauce
*Whole wheat toast
*Carrot and peas
*Cumin and potato
|Thursday||*Tomato and cucumber sandwich with mint chutney
*Sweet lime juice
|*Apple||*Black gram dal
*Roasted chick peas(chana)
|*Spinach and Paneer
*Crispy lotus stem
|Friday||*Semolina (Sooji) cheela with mixed vegetables
*Fenugreek and potato
( Aloo Methi)
*Steamed green gram sprouts
*Sweet lime juice
*Jaggery and curd
*Mixed flour roti
|*Horse gram curry
*Capsicum and cauliflower
|Sunday||*Masala dosa with sambhar
*Onion and min raita
|*Peas and potato curry
NOTE: one glass of milk daily before bed.
WEIGHT GAIN DURING PREGNANCY
On an average a pregnant women can gain 12 kg based on their BMI. This is not just the weight of your body but also includes the weight of amniotic fluid, placenta, and increased fat storage.
Pregnancy weight distribution
- Baby: 2-3.5 kg
- Amniotic fluid: 4-6 kg
- Increased volume of blood: 1-1.7 kg
- Fat storage: 1-3.4 k How much weight should I gain? Here is the pregnancy weight gain chart based on your BMI:
Early Pregnancy BMI (< 10 weeks)
Overall Pregnancy Weight Gain Range
12.5 – 18 kg
Normal weight 18.5 – 24.9
11.5 – 16 kg
Over weight 25.0 – 29.9
7 kg – 11.5 kg
Obese > 30.0
5 kg – 9 kg
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