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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137 Harley Street,
London W1G 6BF

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Baker Street
Regent’s Park
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Alderley Edge Medical Centre, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge,
Cheshire, SK9 7HR

Nearest Overground Train Station Alderley Edge

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Harley Street, London

The Birth Company
137 Harley Street

020 7725 0528

Harley Street, London Opening Times

Mon 08:00 - 20:00
Tue 08:00 - 20:00
Wed 08:00 - 20:00
Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Sun 10:00 - 14:00

Alderley Edge, Cheshire

The Birth Company
Alderley Edge Medical Centre,
Talbot Road,
Alderley Edge

016 2570 4080

Alderley Edge, Cheshire Opening Times

Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
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