Eat well & healthy

It’s more important than ever to eat well when you’re eating for two. Although you don’t need to eat twice as much, you will need more energy than usual. You’ll also need to ensure that you’re getting all of the nutrients you and your baby need.

  • Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, which provide fibre as well as essential vitamins and minerals
  • Include carbs in every meal to provide energy. Wholegrains and starchy vegetables like potatoes are better than refined, white carbohydrates.
  • Make sure you’re eating protein every day. Try beans, pulses, nuts, eggs, meat or fish.
  • Dairy foods are a good source of calcium and vitamin D. If you don’t eat dairy, look for alternatives with added calcium.
  • The occasional treat is OK, but try not to eat too much fat or sugar. Junk food won’t provide the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you need.

Eating a balanced diet should help you to enjoy a healthy pregnancy. It will give your baby the nutrition he or she needs and help you to stay fit and well. You might also want to make some changes to the way you eat:

  • Make sure you understand how to practice good food hygiene
  • Try eating smaller meals, more often to keep your energy levels up or beat morning sickness
  • Take folic acid and any other supplements you need
  • Check which foods you should avoid during pregnancy

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THE BIRTH COMPANY - LONDON

137 Harley Street, London W1G 6BF
Nearest Underground Tube Stations

Baker Street
Regent’s Park
Great Portland Street

THE BIRTH COMPANY - CHESHIRE

Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7HR
Nearest Overground Train Station

Alderley Edge