Nutrition During Pregnancy

By: Lucy Ragsdale-8th Period-October 14th

Pregnant Diet


BREAKFAST

½ grapefruit

¾ cup oatmeal

1 tsp raisins

1 whole wheat

English muffin

1 tsp margarine


LUNCH

Salad with:

1 cup romaine lettuce

½ cup kidney beans, cooked

½ fresh tomato

1 oz skim mozzarella cheese

2 tbsp low calorie Italian dressing

1 bran muffin

½ cup cantaloupe chunk


AFTERNOON SNACK

2 rice cakes

6 oz low-fat yogurt, plain

½ cup blueberries


DINNER

¾ cup vegetables soup with

¼ cup cooked barley

3 oz chicken, w/o skin

1 baked potato

½ cup cooked broccoli

1 piece whole wheat bread

1 tbsp margarine

1 fresh peach


BEDTIME SNACK

1 apple

2 cups popcorn, plain

¼ cup peanuts

Do's and Don'ts Of Pregnancy

DO:

  • Eat an extra 300 calories per day
  • Choose a healthy diet
  • Get enough rest
  • Get plenty of fresh air
  • Exercise regularly

DON"T

  • Substance Abuse
  • Bad Diet
  • Foods: Ramen Noodles/Sodas/Pre-packaged foods/almost all pre-prepared foods/iceburg lettuce

Gaining weight During Pregnancy

Total Weight Gain:


Maternal Stores 3-6 lbs.

Breasts 1-1 ½ lbs.

Placenta 1 -1 ½ lbs.

Blood 3 – 4 lbs.

Baby 7 – 8 lbs.

Amniotic Fluid 2-3 lbs.

Fluid 2-3 lbs.

Uterus 2 lbs.

Total Weight Gain 25-35 lbs.





First 3 months – 2-4 lbs.

Last 6 months – 1 lb. per wk.

Problems to expect During Pregnancy


  • Morning Sickness
  • Eat small meals
  • Avoid caffeine/spicy foods
  • Crackers by bed
  • Drink liquids between meals instead of with meals
  • Increased clumsiness
  • Backache are the most common.
  • Many women complain of leg- and ankle-swelling (edema), but this symptom is actually caused by the extra amount of blood in your body, not fat.
  • Constipation