Nutritional Advice

oodG nutrition before, during and after  pregnancy  is vital for your health and  the development of your baby.  It is  important that you choose a balanced diet that provides carbohydrates,  proteins, fat, fibre and all the essential vitamins and minerals if you and  your baby are going to remain healthy but even in amongst the list of foods  that would normally be considered as good there are some that should be avoided  during pregnancy.
Foods to avoid during pregnancy.

  1. Cheese – Cheese that is produced with mould  should not be eaten during pregnancy.   Brie, Camembert etc.
  2. Eggs – Try and avoid raw or undercooked eggs as  this will reduce the risk of salmonella.
  3. Milk – Do not drink unpasteurised milk. If there  is ever a situation where this is the only available type of milk then boil it  first.
  4. Pate
  5. Meat – Do not eat raw or undercooked meat. When  eating meat make sure it is thoroughly cooked first and that there are no  traces of pink or blood in it.
  6. Liver – Avoid eating liver or things with liver  in them as they may contain high levels of Vitamin A which can seriously damage  your baby.
  7. Fish – Try and avoid oily fish. Never eat raw  seafood as this can cause food poisoning.
  8. Alcohol – Alcohol should be avoided completely  if you are pregnant. Drinking whilst pregnant can have devastatingly severe  effects on your baby´s development.
  9. Caffeine – Try and limit the amount of caffeine  you intake a day. Exposing your baby to high levels of caffeine can cause  miscarriage.

Foods to eat during pregnancy.

  1. Bread
  2. Rice
  3. Pasta
  4. Cereal
  5. Potatoes

These  5 foods are  great sources of starchy carbohydrates which give the body energy.

  1. Fruit and vegetables – Try and eat 5 portions of  fruit or vegetables a day. Not only will this stand your baby in good stead but  it also keeps you very healthy.
  2. Reduced fat dairy products – As mentioned in the  list of foods not to eat, try and only eat reduced dairy products.
  3. Try and eat lean sources of protein such as  meat, poultry and fish. Just make sure that everything is cooked properly  throughout.
  4. Beans and pulses.
  1. Everyone  needs sugar and fat in their diet but try not to have too much of this when you  are pregnant.
  2. It is  very important to drink lots of fluid when you are pregnant. Try and drink at  between 8-10 glasses of fluid every day.