Main
Tuesday
Feb162010

Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women

Good nutrition throughout pregnancy is important for both baby and mother.  The key to staying fit during pregnancy is to eat properly and ensure good nutrition, but not to gain excess weight.  In pregnancy, we require an additional 300 calories a day.  This does not add up to much (one bran muffin and a cup of yogurt.)  The challenge is to create a balanced, energizing diet. The recommended weight gain for pregnancy is 25 to 35 pounds.  Women who were underweight prior to pregnancy may need to gain more, overweight women a little less. If you have concerns about your weight gain, please talk to your healthcare provider.

This food pyramid is a guide to help you eat sensibly and in appropriate amounts during pregnancy.  At the bottom of the pyramid are the foods you should eat in generous amounts.  At the top are the foods you should eat sparingly.  That does not mean you have to deny yourself totally, just be sensible and limit your intake of these foods to small amounts.

 Below are examples of serving sizes (this may surprise you!)

  1. Bread Group:  one slice of bread, ½ cup rice or ½ cup pasta
  2. Fruit Group: one medium apple or ½ grapefruit
  3. Vegetable Group:  ½ cup cooked vegetables or 1 cup raw, leafy  vegetables.
  4. Milk and Dairy Group: 1 cup milk, 1 cup yogurt, or 2 oz. Cheese
  5. Meat Group (protein): 2 to 3 oz. lean meat, fish or poultry

Other Important Factors to Remember

  • One food group that needs to be increased during pregnancy is the Milk and Dairy Group.  If you have difficulty eating dairy products, remember your calcium can come from other food sources such as dark green leafy vegetables such as collards, sardines, tofu, salmon (with bones) and beans.  Calcium supplements are also available, however please consult your physician before using any supplemental products.
  • Another food group that needs to be increased is the Protein.  Protein is important to help your baby grow.  Try to include protein at every meal and snack. Make sure all meats are properly cooked, avoid sushi and raw or undercooked fish, meat, poultry and eggs which may have harmful parasites or bacteria.
  • Also ensure your intake of folic acid to help develop the baby’s brain and spinal cord.  Whole grains, leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, beans, and liver are all good sources of folic acid.  It is also an essential part of your prenatal vitamins.
  • It is recommended you eat 5 or 6 small meals a day when pregnant, spacing them out.  This decreases heartburn, satisfies hunger, and equalizes your caloric intake.
  • Never diet during pregnancy.
  • Vegetarian diets can provide you with all of the necessary nutrition for having a healthy pregnancy.  However you need to increase certain foods to account for additional caloric and nutritional needs. Consult your health care provider to be sure you are getting adequate nutrition.
  • To ensure proper hydration, consume 8-10 glasses of water or unsweetened juice each day.
  • Avoid soft cheeses which may contain harmful bacteria.
  • Limit your caffeine intake, especially during the first trimester—it is a diuretic and it affects your baby.
  • Always take your prenatal vitamins!

______________________________________________________________________

Contact Inspirit Therapy Associates

Phone: 920.338.9670
Fax: 920.338.9680
Email: feelbetter@inspiritpt.com

Or contact us by mail:

Inspirit Therapy Associates
3208 East River Drive
Green Bay, WI 54301

Get directions from Google!

References (95)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: replica handbags
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: salud
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: total testosterone
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Katy Landscaping
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Quick weight loss
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: stress relief tips
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: testosterone pill
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: build chest Muscle
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: loss supplements
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: website design
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: coffee Review
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Rashmi Patel DDS
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: lose weight
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: SEO information
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: a/c repair
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: AT Partnerships
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: AT Partnerships
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: AT Partnerships
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: saleh stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    Response: usa crossword
    Good Nutrition For Pregnant Women - Pregnancy Nutrition - Inspirit Therapy Associates Physical Therapy for Green Bay, WI
  • Response
    gsa ser verified list free
  • Response
    I found a great...
  • Response
    Response: mad binocular
  • Response
    Response: Knife Geeky Map
  • Response
    I found a great...
  • Response
    Response: Baby Care Tips
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: 5
  • Response
    Response: 3 viktiga och
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: 5 Genius Tricks
  • Response
    Response: 5
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: team building
  • Response
    Response: pink
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: Vegan protein
  • Response
  • Response
    answer 2 questio the mentalist seasons 1-4 dvd boxset ns 1 ~ 1. North America, teaching material in the pre it's always sunny in philadelphia complete seasons 1-8 dvd boxset sentation noted situation from real life into the indirect life situation, living custom clothing. position 2, located from Brazil's ...
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: useful pest tips
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: cleaning Stockholm
  • Response
    Response: cize
    be indebted forever questioner evaluation appreciate irrevere kanken backpack nt! shootin shift shop g LR in T5 or even T6 early. kanken backpack halo to each shift shop other. and arrows together in the past, Group International athlete; obtain personal four athletes in h http://www.yetiseries.com/ tt
  • Response
    beyond saturation, publicity period whether to reasonable; this too much to exp shift shop beachbody lain the same number of launch arrows k http://www.mnknz.com/ nockout never crown, the same number of launch arrows knockout will crown, since it is the same that does not carry big shot but al shift shop ...
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: http://www.n8v.co/
    it might be killedas the name suggests is to attribute to Van Van Cleef & Arpels Replica Cleef & Arpels Replica synthesis equipment and inheritance.Selling trinket imitation cartier jewelry s are eloquence and imitation cartier jewelry fashionable and keep coming back you can first examine what style o http://www.ipbs.biz/ f
  • Response
    step piyo by piyo step. "don't tell you the country heat leg twitch it! The longest fat retention time in the country heat stomach. before exercise. And the lazy co core de force re de force and shift shop bloated me. body muscle soreness dare. Secondly each group had done exhaustiv ...
  • Response
    Response: van cleef replicas
    But her wrist cartier ring replica watch is from here, knock off hermes bracelet Shanghai brand watches sold several million high priced high-end brand " the seagulls had proposed "among the world" cartier r van cleef replicas ing replica pursuit of the enterprise; in recent years, sophisticated knock off ...

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>