Pregnancy Food Guide - Polka Tots

Pregnancy food guidance shared by Dr. Ruta Deshmukh - Polka Tots

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Pregnancy food guides


In pregnancy it is essential to be careful of the food you eat as it directly affects your body and your baby.

Main mantra of eating during pregnancy is to have a well-balanced diet and to eat small quantities at regular intervals throughout the day to avoid any acidity problems.

Eating habits can change a bit according to your trimester and according to any pregnancy/ health issues you might be facing.

Best Pregnancy food for mothers

Here are a few things you have to include in your diet at least once a day.

  •  Dietary fibers: helps in avoiding constipation keeps the stools soft. Source: fruits, vegetables/ green leafy vegetables.
  •  Iron/ folate rich foods - green leafy  vegetables, pulses, raisins, beans to name a few.
  • Proteins and micronutrients: Whole grains, cereals, pulses, nuts, sprouts
  • calcium: Milk / milk products 
  •  Protein: Cooked lean meat/ cooked chicken/ cooked fish, eggs, soy products, peas, cooked beans as a source of protein.
  • Most essential: At least 8 glasses of water per day.


Pregnancy Food to Avoid 

  • High mercury fish, Raw unprocessed meat
  • Caffeine - to be restricted to 200mg/day
  • Alcohol / smoking and other recreational abuse substances 
  • medicines without doctor’s prescription

Last but not the least be happy. As a healthy mind and healthy body leads to a healthy baby. Walking regularly and indulging in hobbies is a great way to keep your mind and body healthy.

Pregnancy is supposed to be the best phase of your life when you are actually nurturing a life within you. Enjoy it to the fullest!

This Blog content is provided by Dr. Ruta Deshmukh we are very happy to share this blog with other mothers.

Happy Parenting,

By Polka Tots 


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