The nutritional requirements of pregnancy are determined by the growth and weight gain needs of both the mother and the fetus. You should not eat for two, as classically recommended.
The pregnant woman's diet has to be varied, based on the Mediterranean diet, with vegetables, fruits, legumes, cereals and fish, with folic acid supplements during the first trimester and iron for months, given the increased requirements of this element throughout the entire pregnancy A healthy diet is based primarily on increasing the amount of cereals, fruits, vegetables, tubers, vegetables and legumes. The consumption of oils and fats should be limited, especially of animal origin, with an important supply of saturated fats.
Alcohol and caffeine are clearly harmful in pregnancy; you have to eliminate tobacco and limit coffee as much as possible.
Prolonged fasting situations and the intake of too many sweets should be avoided, as it may contribute to the onset of gestational diabetes. Another aspect that must be taken into account is that during pregnancy you should avoid taking medicines that are not essential, and in the case of being sick, go to the gynecologist, who will prescribe the drug that you think is recommended and is less harmful for fetal development. In general, weight gain during pregnancy should be monitored, a task that is performed on scheduled visits to the gynecologist. An adequate prenatal weight gain is associated with a low incidence of low birth weight and premature babies.
Dr. Joseph Perez. Clinical Hospital of Z Rehab Center