J for Jubilant Yourself with the Healthy Diet for Pregnancy -Part 1

Hope you have fun reading this A to Z Pregnancy guide. Here presenting the Pregnancy Digest to solve all your queries about Pregnancy. In this part of  Pregnancy Digest, you will read about proper & nutritional diet aka well-balanced diet that should be taken during pregnancy.Jubilant Yourself with the Healthy Diet for Pregnancy

What is the ideal diet for pregnancy?

The ideal diet for pregnancy should be healthy, light, nutritious, easily digestible and rich in protein, minerals, carbohydrates, fibers, and vitamins.
The healthy diet for pregnancy should be adequate to provide:
  • Good maternal health
  • Optimum Fetal growth
  • The strength and viability required during labor
  • Successful lactation

What is the importance of Diet during Pregnancy?

 It’s very important to intake healthy diet for both of you and your baby. Eating the food rich in nutrients is important for your baby growth. During pregnancy, there is increased calorie requirement due to increased growth of the maternal tissues, fetus, placenta, and increased basal metabolic rate. 

How can I make my diet healthy?

Your diet chart should include well-planned meals rich in nutrients and at regular intervals. You must intake 50% fruits and vegetables and 50% whole grains and a protein-rich meal including the dairy products as well. This is the time to make healthy choices in terms of food. 

What is The daily requirement during pregnancy and lactation?

The increased calorie requirement is to the extent of 300 over the non-pregnancy state during the second half of pregnancy.
The daily requirement during pregnancy and lactation is given in the table. This table gives you a rough idea about body nutritional requirement and is not an absolute recommendation. It is advice that You must concern your doctor before following it. The Dietetic advice should be given with due consideration to the socio-economic condition, food habits and taste of the individual.
Apart from this diet should include at least half a litre of milk, if not 1 liter ( 1 liter of milk contains 1 gm of calcium) plenty of green leafy vegetables and fruits. The amount of salt should be sufficient amount to make the food tasty.
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DISCLAIMER: The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not to be substituted for professional medical advice.

Reference- D.C Dutta textbook of obstetrics.

Dr Bushra

Gynaecologist by profession~~Food ,Health,lifestyle,Freelance Blogger~~social media influencer~~writer at heart~~Email for collaboration

24 thoughts on “J for Jubilant Yourself with the Healthy Diet for Pregnancy -Part 1

  • April 12, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    for obvious reasons maternal health is of utmost importance right from the beginning. What if the husband resorts to a similar nutritious diet for the time being? Won’t be it be romantic (says the romance writer in me) 😀

    • April 12, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Yes that’s sounds romantic, Thanks ?

  • April 12, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I remember when I as preggers I could just not eat…I wish that could be now 😛
    Great diet tips

  • April 12, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I think the secret is to eat healthy all year round. That way your body is in a good position to fall pregnant and you don’t have to try to build up the depleted reserves that a poor diet brings about. Then you take it up a notch to make sure you get the baby looked after too. Great tips here to help.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

  • April 12, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing the dietary requirements chart. Its easy to see that more than quantity, quality is what is required in our food during pregnancy. Been worried at times because I have been eating so much lesser this pregnancy compared to the previous one. But I am eating a lot of fruits(the only thing I seem to like a lot) and doing the frequent meals thing(cause I feel full as soon as I start). Anyways, thanks

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  • April 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Most women get deficient on Calcium and Iron during pregnancy! This is a good diet chart. None of the pregnant women I’ve known have been this careful in their diet.
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com

  • April 13, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Diet is one of the most important things during pregnancy and you have detailed it very well. I like the chart and hope more pregnant mommies with follow your advice.

  • April 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Taking care of your diet plus exercise is so important during pregnancy. Very helpful series!

  • April 13, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    its very important to maintain a good diet during pregnancy, i steered clear from flour and suji kind of stuffs because they gave me acidity. Proteins are best for the growing baby.

  • April 14, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    That’s quite informative. I wonder how many women actually abide by that. It can sheer ignorance or the love for the junk food.

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