Healthy Prenatal Quick Tips
- Discuss with your doctor about how much weight you should gain during your pregnancy.
- Eat foods rich in folate, iron, calcium, and protein. Consult with your physician about prenatal nutritional supplements.
- Consume a healthy breakfast every day.
- Consume foods high in fiber, and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation.
- Eliminate empty calorie foods, and focus on nutritious eating.
- Avoid alcohol, raw or undercooked fish, fish high in mercury, undercooked meat and poultry, and soft cheeses.
- Be physically active on most, or all, days of the week. If you have health concerns, talk to your physician before you begin.
- After pregnancy, slowly get back to your routine of regular, moderate-intensity physical activity.
- Return to a healthy weight slowly.
Information from the National Institutes of Health
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