Nutrition during pregnancy

Fertility and pregnancy | Health Blog | Maternity / Childcare
suivi de grossesse

Pregnancy is the ideal time to adopt a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet.

Eating a varied and balanced diet, while enjoying yourself, is essential.

Nutrition during pregnancy : What is changing ?

You should not eat for two, but eat regularly and prefer to have a snack at 10am and/or 4pm.

It is recommended to be careful with 2 infections, toxoplasmosis and listeriosis, there are others but they have a lesser impact.

How to protect yourself ? 

Pour votre protéger, il existe plusieurs règles et gestes d’hygiène à respecter durant la grossesse : 

  • Wash your hands well (before meals, during their preparation, after touching soiled objects)
  • Wash fruits and vegetables well
  • Cook all types of meat thoroughly, or freeze them at least 3 days before eating them
  • Clean kitchen utensils and work surfaces that have been contaminated by raw meat or vegetables
  • Do not eat raw seafood
  • When eating out, avoid raw vegetables and prefer cooked ones
  • Do not handle cat litter without gloves and do not store it in the kitchen
  • Do not garden without gloves and avoid direct contact with the soil
  • Clean and disinfect the refrigerator regularly
  • The temperature of the refrigerator should not exceed 4°C
  • Respect the cold chain
  • Pay close attention to the way food is stored and to its expiry date

What about food supplements ?

During pregnancy, the following food supplements can be offered to the mother-to-be : 

  • Folic acid (B9) : reduces the risk of neural tube defects (spina bifida).
  • Iron : in the event of a deficiency, it is also advisable to consume foods containing vitamin C, which allows better absorption of iron.
  • Vitamin D : recommended for women who do not get much sun exposure.
  • Calcium : in case of deficiency
  • Zinc, fluoride and other vitamin supplements have not been shown to be effective.

Do not take any supplements or medicines without the prior advice of your doctor ! 

Prohibitions during pregnancy

  • Smoking should be avoided as it increases the risk of prematurity and low birth weight

  • Alcohol passes directly into the foetal circulation

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