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Diet chart for pregnant women

Date: 15 Jul 2009   Posted By: meena bahuguna     Group: Health    Category: Nutrition   

what is the good diet chart for pregnant women like what she can take in her breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Author: Dr.Sanjeev(Sandy)    15 Jul 2009      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

A pregnant woman need 300 Kcal extra calories, 550mg extra calcium and 100 mg iron. Though iron and calcium supplement is already given to pregnant women after 16 weeks of pregnancy, when the actual demand starts but meeting these demands from diet is of equal importance.

As there may be a feeling of nausea, a pregnant woman cannot have a full meal at one time, so it is necesary to go for frequent light meals.

A pregnant woman should take three to four servings of milk or dairy products, five to ten servings of vegetables and fruits, five to twelve servings of bread, cereals, rice or pasta, two to three servings of meat, fish, poultry,dried beans, eggs or nuts and at least 6 to 8 glasses of liquids. This can be divided into breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snacks. There should not be a gap of more than 2 hours. Coffee and tea should be avoided and a preganant woman should have at least one fruit early in the morning.

Author: Atul P Barapatre    16 Jul 2009      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0

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Author: ashok kumar    17 Jul 2009      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

A pregnant woman needs extra calories for growth of fetus. She need extra energy, calcuim , iron. If she does not takes extra diet than danger of being animic occurs. Although Iron and Calcuim supplement is generally given by doctor to pregnant woman after certain time of pregnancy. because of feeling of nausea, a pregnant woman cannot have a full meal at one time, so it is necesary to go for frequent light meals. She have to take dairy products, vegetables and fruits in sufficient quantity. Tea, coffee and colddrink should be avoided. Any drug should be use strictly under supervision of doctor.
Wishing a healthy child

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