Pregnancy Nutrition

For adequate pregnancy nutrition, women should drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Drinking milk, 100 percent juice, seltzer, or other non-alcoholic beverages counts toward your amount of daily water.

Pregnancy Nutrition: How Much to Eat

Eating the right number of calories lets you and your baby gain the proper amount of weight. During the first three months of your pregnancy, you do not need to change the number of calories you are eating for adequate nutrition during pregnancy.
Normal-weight women need an extra 300 calories each day during the last six months of pregnancy. This totals about 1,900 to 2,500 calories a day. If you were underweight, overweight, or obese before you became pregnant, or if you are pregnant with more than one baby, you may need a different number of calories. Talk to your healthcare provider about your pregnancy weight gain and how many calories you need.
Each of these healthy choices has about 300 calories:
  • 1 cup of nonfat fruit yogurt
  • A medium apple
  • 1 piece of whole wheat toast spread with 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 cup of beef-and-bean chili sprinkled with ½ ounce cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of raisin bran cereal with ½ cup of nonfat milk and a small banana
  • 3 ounces roasted lean ham or chicken breast and ½ cup sweet potatoes
  • 1 flour tortilla (7-inch), ½ cup refried beans, ½ cup cooked broccoli, and ½ cup cooked red pepper.
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