Nutrition in Pregnancy

  • Diet should be rich in fresh fruits, vegetables (make sure they are washed thoroughly) and well cooked meats
  • Water intake should be at least 8 glasses a day
  • Your body needs extra folic acid and iron, which can be obtained by taking a prenatal vitamin daily and fortified cereals
  • Weight gain during pregnancy depends on pre pregnancy weight, if you are of normal weight, total weight gain recommended in pregnancy is between 25 and 35 Lbs
  • Large fish such as Mackerel, Shark and Sword fish are to be avoided due to high mercury content. Shrimp, tuna, salmon and catfish have low mercury content and 2 meals per week are safe to consume.
  • Foods to avoid during pregnancy: Unpasteurized milk, soft cheeses, raw or undercooked meat
  • (online interactive diet planning program)

Travel During Pregnancy

  • The best time (relatively safe) time to travel in pregnancy is between 14 and 28 weeks.
  • Car travel: always wear seat belt, limit travel to 5-6 hours per day, take frequent breaks, and wear loose/comfortable clothing and foot wear.
  • Flight travel: keep yourself well hydrated, take frequent walks in the cabin, always wear seat belt when seated and avoid gas-producing foods and carbonated drinks

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

  • Morning sickness or sickness, nausea, vomiting and food aversions are common during the first part of pregnancy
  • Tips to follow
    • Get plenty of rest
    • Avoid foods or smells that are bothersome
    • Eat 5 to 6 small meals per day instead of 3 large meals
    • Avoid spicy and fatty foods
    • Eat a few crackers as soon as you awaken to settle your stomach
    • Eat snacks high in protein (yogurt or milk)
  • Some herbal remedies
    • Ginger or ginger ale (soft drink)
    • Clove

How to Tell if Labor has Started

  • Changes to look out for are abdominal tightening that happens at regular intervals
  • Bleeding or spotting or brown mucous discharge
  • Fluid leakage from the vagina (water break)
  • Call your doctor if you have any of the above or concerns about your baby�s movement
This is general advice for pregnancy; you must consult the physician for any concerns and clarification.

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