Pre-Pregnancy, Prenatal & Postpartum Nutrition

Your baby’s growth depends on what you eat before and during your pregnancy.

Did you know that your pre-pregnancy weight affects the health and weight of your baby? Or that a pregnant woman needs to add about 300 extra calories daily to meet the needs of her body and her developing fetus?

Good nutrition is important at any stage of life, but it becomes even more important when you're eating to meet the crucial nutritional needs of your growing baby. Start to pay attention now to nutritional guidelines and incorporate a healthy diet into your lifestyle, including:

Tips for Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to help fight off disease and fill your body with essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Take a prenatal vitamin every day, as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Limit junk food and alcohol.
  • Take a folic acid supplement.

Good nutrition helps to support recovery after your baby is born.

Eating a variety of healthy foods helps you get all of the nutrients your body needs to recover from labor and delivery and to provide for your newborn.

For moms feeding their baby with a bottle, follow this food guide:

  • six to 11 servings of bread, cereal, rice and pasta
  • two to four servings of fruit
  • three to five servings of vegetables
  • two to three servings of meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts
  • two to three servings of milk, yogurt and cheese

Adjust the number of servings within each food group for a gradual return to a healthy body weight. Eat fats, oils and sweets sparingly.

To prevent dehydration and promote healing, drink eight to twelve 8 oz glasses of water every day.

Nutrition can make a difference in the health of you and your baby.

Balance®️ Program: A personalized 12-week program that focuses on nutrition, fitness and health coaching, which can help you have a healthy pregnancy and stay well after baby for your health or weight management goals.

Nutrition Counseling: A registered dietitian can educate you on a healthy diet specifically tailored to pregnancy or postpartum needs.

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