Pregnancy Care Guide
Preconception check up
How to get pregnant
Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy
Foetal Develpoment
First Trimester
Second Trimester
Third Trimester
Changes in the woman
Check Ups and Tests
Blood Tests
Urine Tests
Tests on the Uterus
Diet and foods for the pregnant
Essential Nutrients
Recommended Daily Diet for the Expectant Woman
Tips for Healthy Eating
Wholesome Eating During the Trimesters
Exercises during pregnancy
Antenatal care
Complications during Pregnancy
Causes of repeated abortions and miscarriage
High Risk pregnancy
Twins and multiple pregnancies
Gestational diabetes
Pregnancy induced hypertension
Bleeding during pregnancy
Preterm or premature labour
Ectopic pregnancy
Rhesus Factor

Tips for Healthy Eating

  • Avoid eating raw or undercooked meats, fish and eggs to reduce the risk of bacterial infection for you and your baby. Some of the bacterial infections from uncooked foods can travel to your baby and cause permanent damage.
  • Also steer clear of fast-foods like bhel puri, samosas and wada from roadside stalls as the purity of water that is used is questionable. Infested water may lead to typhoid, food poisoning, jaundice, etc., which can cause you great distress and may force you to consume strong drugs that may affect your baby.
  • Even sandwiches and juices from a roadside stall may be harmful.
  • If you are a vegetarian, you must pay special attention to getting enough of the nutrients normally found in animal products  for example, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin B12, iron and protein.
  • Artificial sweeteners - cyclamate and saccharin - are not recommended for use during pregnancy. Foods or beverages containing other sweeteners should not take the place of more nutritious foods. Avoid using foods or beverages containing sweetener, aspartame (sugar substitute).
  • Limit your intake of caffeine-containing beverages (like coffee, tea or cola).
  • If you have nausea during your pregnancy, try to eat 5 to 6 small snacks per day. Cold foods and drinks may be easier to tolerate than hot items. Sometimes it helps to drink beverages 30-60 minutes after eating solid foods. Eat slowly and relax after meals
  • Ajinomoto is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, a nonessential amino acid used to enhance food flavours. It  destroys nerve cells in the brain, and hence avoidable during pregnancy.

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