What does diet during pregnancy mean?
When we refer to diet during pregnancy, we are not talking about restricting calories or trying to lose weight. Dieting to lose weight during pregnancy can be hazardous to you and your baby, especially since a weight loss regimen may restrict important nutrients such as iron, folic acid, and other important vitamins and minerals etc.
The type of diet we encourage during pregnancy refers to fine-tuning your eating habits to ensure you are receiving adequate nutrition for the health of yourself and your baby. Healthy eating during pregnancy is critical to your baby’s growth and development as well. In order to get the nutrients you need, you must eat from a variety of food groups, including fruits and vegetables, breads and grains, protein sources, millet and dairy products.
Typically, you will need to consume an extra 300 calories a day to support the work happening inside you. Even after child birth, for proper Infant Care, mother should have correct nutrition for better milk production and a healthy baby.
Our Pregnancy classes typically deal with all the food groups that you should be concentrating to maintain a healthy pregnancy and thereby avoiding unwanted weight post-delivery.