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Eat right in pregnancy

health-and-fitness Updated: Jan 17, 2010 15:26 IST

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While some weight gain is a normal part of pregnancy, gaining too much weight can lead to complications, including high blood pressure, diabetes, birth injuries, etc. Here are tips on keeping a check on your and your baby’s health:



Daily meal plan


8-12 servings of fruits and vegetables


6-10 servings of whole grains


140-255 g of protein-rich foods


3 servings of low-fat dairy products


3-7 teaspoons of healthy fat



Weight-control tips


Eat only 100 to 300 extra calories a day


Have regular meals and small, healthy snacks; go easy on sweets and keep fats to less than 30 per cent of calories



— MCT