Dr Rahul Sen | Specialist care for birth and beyond | Sydney, Australia

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Pregnancy Nutrition

Healthy Eating for pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when almost all of you will think more about what you are eating. Many of you will wonder what is best for your baby and make changes to the types of food you eat. There are many aspects of diet that need consideration during pregnancy – and I just touch on a few of the most important here.

It’s quality not quantity

You do need to eat extra when you are pregnant, but the amount of extra energy (kilojoules/calories) each day is quite small i.e. equivalent to a couple of slices of bread and a glass of low fat milk only! What you do need more of are nutrients – more B vitamins, folate, vitamin C, iron, protein among others, so it can take some planning to make sure that almost everything you choose to eat is giving you something worthwhile. Don’t worry – I did say almost everything!

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