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Healthy Pregnancy Diet | Parents

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Published on Apr 11, 2008

Watch as Parents Magazine shows you how to keep a healthy pregnancy diet! Being pregnant means a variety of lifestyle changes, and the switch to healthy eating is one of them. There are foods to avoid with having a baby, but there are also many great additions you should consider in your new nutrition plan. Avoid PCB pollutants and mercury in fish, such as King Mackrel and swordfish, along with any raw fish or sushi. Wild salmon and mahi mahi, however, are safe for pregnancy! Also avoid any soft cheeses or those with blue veins, lunch meats, rare meats, and unheated leftovers. There are many things that make up a good diet during pregnancy. These include the vitamins folate in leafy vegetables, iron from well-cooked beef, vitamin B6 in potatoes or bananas, and zinc, which can be found in chicken, beans, pumpkin seeds, and mushrooms. A healthy pregnancy also requires an increase in calcium, choline, DHA, and prenatal vitamins.

What you eat is an important part of pregnancy since you're eating for two! Learn what to eat, and find out how a healthy diet can help ensure a healthy baby and less postpartum weight to lose later.

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Comments • 39

YourTimeTraining
Thank you! Very helpful information!! 
cherry ann mesias
Only if youre not sufering from morning sickness all day until i sleep. Even water make me puke. Its not as easy but of course im trying my best to give my unvorn baby all the nutrients she needs.
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VeganVixen
Cow's milk is NOT a good source of calcium as it contains high amounts of animal protein, which encourages calcium to be passed through the urine, rather than be absorbed. Plant based sources of calcium are better (collard greens, soy, kale, bok choy, broccoli, almonds, calcium-fortified soy milk and orange juice, etc)
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Clint Evans
what the woman eats during the course of pregnancy is very vital not only to the mother's health but also for the development of the baby especially during the first trimester
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novitaadriano
I dont know why some people won't listen doctor says just bcoz that meals or drink is their favorite or can't leave without.oh come on - once u preganant ur body changed and also the way u eating.Better stay safe and don't harm the baby.I love Sushi like hell but since i pregnant i try to leave it and i know uncook meals/row seafoods is really not good and unhealthy for pregnant women.
alkaith S
Thanks sooooo much it's really help 
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BackwardsHatToucan
Nah, most nigiri sushi (which compromises most of the most popular sushi like California Rolls) has been cooked all the way before serving.
Clint Evans
since babies get nutrition from their moms, moms should ensure they eat nutritious food the entire pregnancy 
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Kosama
Does a Diet Plan Really Work?
kmah88
i did not know that about cookie dough! (yes, didn't think of eggs that way) i know it's not diet but it is health/pregnancy related... some people say that dyeing your hair is bad. is that true? why?
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