Tips on How to Maintain Proper Nutrition During Pregnancy

Smiling,Pregnant,Woman,Holding,Bowl,With,Fresh,Vegetable,Salad,,Eating The amount of growth that occurs during pregnancy is incredible, and with that growth and development comes the need to prioritize nutrition. With various cravings and heightened hunger, it can be difficult to make healthy choices. So, how can you improve your nutrition during pregnancy? In addition to the advice from your obstetrical provider, the following tips can help.

Prioritize Whole Foods

The best source of nutrition comes from whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish, rather than processed products like fast foods or frozen dinners.

Supplement Your Nutritional Intake

Your obstetrician can provide a list of vitamins and supplements specific to your needs. Still, most women may benefit from taking prenatal vitamins and a multivitamin during their pregnancy to help them get more of the necessary vitamins and minerals for themselves and their babies.

Try to Eat Smaller Meals Throughout the Day

If eating a large meal is difficult, especially when battling morning sickness, try eating smaller meals throughout the day. If you practice snacking throughout the day, ensure you incorporate mostly healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Snacking on chips, chocolates, and sweets can be tempting when you get hungry. However, this can add up quickly and provide little to no nutritional value. Be sure to create balanced snacks. For example, fruit and nuts in Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt has protein; fruit contains critical vitamins and is a carbohydrate; and nuts are healthy fats that add protein to your snack.

Make Wise Food Choices Overall

You’ll also find that the best level of nutrition for your health comes from eating a wide range of foods. Try new fruits and vegetables; move to whole grains instead of white, processed bread and rice; incorporate fish and lean meats.

Schedule an Appointment With an Obstetrician

If you are pregnant, work closely with an obstetrical provider to ensure you have the best level of support surrounding you.

Schedule an appointment with Craig Ranch Ob/GYN in McKinney, TX, to get the support you need, including a customized nutrition plan. Call 214-544-6600 now to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

Schedule a Consultation

* All indicated fields must be completed. Please include non-medical
questions and correspondence only.

Accessibility Toolbar

Scroll to Top