A healthy and varied diet is important during pregnancy. You don’t have to eat for two, but dieting isn’t sensible either. To get enough vitamins, minerals and fibre in you, you should eat fresh fruit and vegetables. Milk, cheese, meat, chicken and fish are important for your calcium and protein needs. Low-fat margarine, butter and margarine provide vitamin A and D. You can also take a supplement, but make sure this is especially for pregnancies.
Important nutritional advice:
- Don’t eat any (half) raw meat (so also no minced beef, salami or raw beef sausage).
- Wash vegetables and fruit thoroughly.
- Don’t eat any cheese made of raw milk (“au lait cru”).
- Don’t preserve raw products like vegetables and meat for too long before preparing it.
- Don’t eat too much sugar or sweets.
- Don’t eat liver or liver products.
- Eat fresh fish. Don’t preserve it for too long. Don’t eat pre-packaged fish.
It’s good to get enough vitamins during, but also before pregnancy. You can do this by eating varied every day with enough fruit and vegetables. You can also take a supplement, but make sure this is especially for pregnancies.
You can find more information about vitamins and healthy nutrition here.