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Maternity: Be Sensible About Weight Gain

Don't get stressed about eating! If you normally have a healthy, balanced diet, there is no need to change your eating patterns. If you tend to live on fast food, take-out and nutritionally inadequate canteen food, however, you are advised to pay a bit more attention to what you eat from now on: after all, there are two of you to think about!

That doesn't mean that you should eat "for two", i.e. twice as much, during your pregnancy: the important thing is to eat a varied and balanced diet. In the coming months, you should ensure a regular intake of the following foods:

  • Cereals
  • Rice, pasta and potatoes
  • Vegetable and fresh fruit
  • Fish and lean meat

Also: drink plenty of fluids!

People easily forget to drink enough. Have two bottles of mineral water, juice or a thermos flask of tea at the ready on your office desk or within your field of vision at home - that way you're more likely to think of it! Drinking is essential 1.5 to 2 liters a day should be your minimum.

The "no-no's"!

You should eliminate the following foods from your diet:

  • Raw milk products, raw meat, raw egg dishes
  • Basil, oregano, mint, cardamon, ginger and cinnamon can induce premature contractions
  • Not all multivitamin supplements are suitable for pregnant women: ask your midwife, health advisor or doctor.

What About Those Notorious Hunger Attacks...

You don't need to feel guilty about eating what you fancy - eat what your body tells you to! The odd jar of pickles or pickled herrings won't hurt, as long as you don't make a habit of it.

Our Tip: If you don't have time for a balanced meal, try at least to eat an apple and/or drink preferably two glasses of milk a day. That way your body is getting the essentials it needs.

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