During pregnancy, it’s important to keep in mind that healthy eating is critical to a baby’s growth and development. Check out a few pointers to what you should be eating and avoiding if you’re expecting a new edition to your family:


Do Eat:

  • Lentils & Beans: Not only are lentils packed with protein that will keep you from staying hungry, but they also have a lot of fiber.
  • Dairy: At least 1000 mg of calcium is needed daily to support a pregnancy. Calcium helps build strong teeth, bones and supports healthy muscle and nerve function.
  • Protein: Meat, poultry and beans contain the protein, B vitamins and iron needed in pregnancy. A developing baby needs plenty of protein.

Do Not Eat:

  • Raw Meat: Uncooked seafood and rare or undercooked beef or poultry should be avoided because of the risk of contamination
  • Soft Cheeses: Imported soft cheeses may contain listeria, a type of bacterium, that has the ability to cross the placenta and possibly infect the baby. This could lead to infection or blood poisoning. Soft cheeses: brie, Camembert, Roquefort, feta, Gorgonzola, and Mexican-style cheeses
  • Deli Meat: Deli meats have also been known to have listeria. If you do decide to eat deli meat, be sure that you reheat the meat until it is steaming.

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