can someone please tell me what is healthy and what should be avoided....
healthy, fresh foods as much as possible.
try to stay away from high fat and high sugar laden foods.
the body definitely has specific needs.
here's a helpful link.
http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/eating- … n-pregnant
I also have a hub about preparing for pregnancy which may help.
it has links and a video about things to avoid, like smoking, alcohol.
To be on the safe side when your pregnant follow these tips: Be sure to add lot of water an dairy to your diet,anything with caffine is never a thing. And of coruse keep away from the fried and greasy food thats not how you want to feed your child,nor do you want a battle with child hood obessity. Try to get some work out time in but dont over do it. No drugs,alcohol,cigarettes, and no violent activity. Now enjoy your healthy baby and motherhood.
Foods to eat:
* Starchy carbohydrates, such as wholemeal bread, breakfast cereals, pasta, rice and potatoes, should make up the major part of the meals you eat.
* Eat at least five different servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
* Dairy products and meat,or alternatives (eg eggs, beans, peas, nuts and lentils). Consume two to three servings a day of both food groups, choosing lower fat versions (eg skinless chicken, cottage cheese) wherever possible.
* Only eat small amounts of fatty, sugary foods, including crisps, butter or margarine, fizzy drinks, biscuits and cakes.
Food to avoid:
1. Stop smoking
2. Avoid raw or lightly cooked eggs, as your resistance to Salmonella may be lower, especially in the first trimester. Eat only hard-boiled eggs, or egg dishes that have been cooked thoroughly or made with pasteurised eggs.
3. Don't eat pates, unpasteurised milk, blue-veined or soft unpasteurised cheeses.
4. Avoid raw or undercooked meats .
If you're pregnant your doctor should inform you. It's been a long time since I was pregnant...and the only thing I can remember is to avoid fish....
In France you are adviced to avoid raw meats and raw seafood as well as cheese made with unpasteurized milk
there is a list of things pregnant women shouldn't eat...runny eggs, loads of herbs are out(except a little in cooking), shellfish, mmm maybe fish too like Rafini says but I ate carry-out fish suppers when pregnant(haddock deep fried in batter served with potato chips, all wrapped in a newspaper).
Can't think off the top of my head..alcohol obviously, drugs, medications except what the doctor prescribes.
Herbs? I didn't know that, don't think it was on my list of foods to avoid when I was pregnant...which ones?
You should certainly eat high iron foods, as you can become anaemic otherwise. I don't eat meat, so the midwife recommended things like dried apricots and even dark chocolate!
Maybe peanuts (to avoid)? I did eat them though, but not sure I was meant to.
I ate peanuts too and didn't do my kids any harm. They keep coming out with new thigs for pregnant women to avoid but I think if you are sensible about your food hygiene, you'll be fine. I think shellfish that I mentioned had some special connotation but I can't quite remember what.
Maybe because loads of people are developing problems with shellfish because they absorb the pollution from the seas.
Eggs (remember Edwina Currie and the salmonella debate?) need to be well cooked to avoid this. Pregnant women were advised not to eat them.
Mayonnaise is out because it is made with raw eggs. Beware any sauce made with raw eggs. Apart from that...well its common sense not to eat raw meats like Princessa said, I can't think of an actual food group to avoid.
I think you're right about the shellfish, and also I think they recommend eating things like tuna only twice a week as it can contain high levels of mercury, from pollutants.
You can eat mayonnaise nowadays, if it is shop bought, because the eggs are pasteurised making it safe. But you cannot eat homemade mayo.
I remember hearing that you should not eat deli meat while pregnant, because you have a chance of getting food poisoning.
It's good to take folic acid supplements for the first three months
Its been a long time since I was pregnant. I wasn't restricted from any food. They just wanted me to eat (98 lbs @ 5 months).
Talk to your doctor.
You're pregnant, you're hormonal, you're going to eat whatever you have a craving for and tell your significant other to go get you. Nice try though.
LOL ya when my wife wanted pickles I made sure to get a double load.
you could look up public health on line in the area where you live and they may have dietician's info relevant to pregnant women. These days in Canada - the focus is on healthy eating and a healthy pregnancy (birth weights etc and minimizing any pregnancy issues) (and of course don't be too strict with yourself; gotta give in to some of the cravings of course) - deli meats are not desirable for health & safety reasons primarily. they'll list the usual fruit, veggies, grains, etc. and add in the more nutritional areas targetting pregnant women (may even include specific vitamins)
Your dr. will have this info too. but...if you aren't seeing a dr. right away - some women don't because of a variety of reasons - public health info will point you in the right direction.
And your public health office may be able to direct you to where to purchase affordable healthy foods/vitamins such as through co-ops etc. and community based pregnancy programs.
I'm not sure a strictly low fat diet is good for pregnancy, since fats are required for brain development.
Apart from the other foods mentioned, I think honey is on the list of things not to eat because of the slight possibility of getting botulism.
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