By Deepti Tiwari  on: 06 April 2015
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The special nutritional care to be taken during pregnancy are-


Eat small and frequent meals

Increase the protein intake. Include Egg, soybean, paneer, milk, and curd in the diet

Have 2-3 fruits daily. Include coloured and citrus fruits like oranges, banana, mango, plums etc.

Include green leafy and all coloured vegetables in your diet.

Drink 7-8 glasses of water




Folic acid is required from conception to full pregnancy.

Folic acid supplements are recommended

Folic acid increases foetus weight, and reduces congenital abnormalities

Green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts are good source





Iron deficiency leads to anemia

Iron is required for hemoglobin, mental functions and body defense

Iron helps in adequate birth weight

Green leafy vegetables, dry fruits, legumes, roasted Bengal gram eggs, meat fish, and poultry are rich sources of iron

Citrus fruits like oranges, grapes, amla, increase iron absorption

Tea reduces iron absorption, so it should not be taken with meals




Calcium is needed for growth and development

Milk, curd ,paneer, nuts ,green leafy vegetables, whole pulses, and Grains especially ragi are rich sources




Avoid alcohol

Check with the doctor before taking vitamins and herbal products as some of

these can be harmful

High caffeine intake is linked with increased risk of miscarriages. It is probably

wise to avoid the caffeine altogether or tea or coffee or soda with caffeine should

be taken in restricted quantities.


Soft, unpasteurized cheeses, such as feta, blue cheese etc (often advertised as

fresh cheese)

Unpasteurized milk, juices and apple cider.

Raw eggs or foods containing raw eggs including mousses etc

Raw or uncooked meats fish or shell fish.

Processed meats such as hotdogs and deli meats(these should be well cooked)




Eat small, low-fat meals and snacks (slowly)

Drink fluids between meals, avoid caffeine

Limit spicy and high-fat foods

Avoid lying down after eating or drinking

Take a walk after meals

Wear loose-fitting clothes

Increase fluid and fiber intake to reduce constipation











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Nutritionist/ Dietician / Dietitian in Gurgaon, India 

Ms . Deepti Tiwari is expert in the field of Therapeutic and clinical nutrition for 13 yrs . She has formulated various therapeutic diets like Anti- obesity diet, hypocholesterolemic diet, renal diets, Lactose and gluten free diet, Enteral feed formulas transplants(liver&renal)  among others.Was Associated with Nestle &pepsico in wellness programsGiven Talks on Coping Diet & work pressure, diet in stress ,healthy living etcShe was also associated with Delhi Diabetic Research Centre for 3 yrs and organised camps ,workshops and counseling sessions for diabetics Also was associated with several weightloss clinics like personal point,bodycare for succesful weightlosss and lifestyle changes for the patients  She is a Life member Of Indian Dietetics Association (IDA) . She has given lecture and presentation in various conferences and health awareness programmers in India. And have written nutrition related articles. 
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