Foods to eat during high-risk pregnancy

  • Being pregnant with more than a baby, age above 35, certain health conditions or a history of complicated pregnancies can cause a high-risk pregnancy. It is important to take care of yourself and your diet in this situation. Dr Aditi Mudaliyar, Consultant Nutritionist & Dietitian, Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi Pune suggests foods to eat in a high-risk pregnancy.
Published on Dec 06, 2021 09:10 PM IST
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If you have a high-risk pregnancy, then the baby might be at a higher risk of health problems before, during, or after delivery. It is important to take care.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 09:10 PM IST

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, then the baby might be at a higher risk of health problems before, during, or after delivery. It is important to take care.(Pixabay)

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Take a protein-rich diet: Protein is required for the baby’s growth and development. Having a low-protein diet can cause deficiency during gestation. Likewise, a high amount of protein in the diet can result in ammonia toxicity. Thus, it is essential to have proteins in a recommended amount to stay hale and hearty. Women with high- risk pregnancies can include eggs, lentils, walnuts, soybeans, and chickpeas, in the diet.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 09:10 PM IST

Take a protein-rich diet: Protein is required for the baby’s growth and development. Having a low-protein diet can cause deficiency during gestation. Likewise, a high amount of protein in the diet can result in ammonia toxicity. Thus, it is essential to have proteins in a recommended amount to stay hale and hearty. Women with high- risk pregnancies can include eggs, lentils, walnuts, soybeans, and chickpeas, in the diet.(Pixabay)

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Eat whole grains: They are loaded with minerals, fiber, and Vitamin B. They are necessary for the baby’s development and a good source of energy during pregnancy. If the pregnancy is of high risk then you need to avoid refined carbohydrates like white bread, junk food, or highly processed desserts. Instead, one can have wheat, oats, corn, barley, jowar, and brown rice which are packed with good nutrition and fiber that reduces the risk of constipation and haemorrhoids during pregnancy.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 09:10 PM IST

Eat whole grains: They are loaded with minerals, fiber, and Vitamin B. They are necessary for the baby’s development and a good source of energy during pregnancy. If the pregnancy is of high risk then you need to avoid refined carbohydrates like white bread, junk food, or highly processed desserts. Instead, one can have wheat, oats, corn, barley, jowar, and brown rice which are packed with good nutrition and fiber that reduces the risk of constipation and haemorrhoids during pregnancy.(Pixabay)

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Don’t forget to add dairy: Dairy items like milk, curd, and cottage cheese are essential for a mother’s bone health and even a baby’s bone development. Again, to know about the quantity, you need to consult a dietician.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 09:10 PM IST

Don’t forget to add dairy: Dairy items like milk, curd, and cottage cheese are essential for a mother’s bone health and even a baby’s bone development. Again, to know about the quantity, you need to consult a dietician.(Pixabay)

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Fresh fruits and vegetables: Eat apples, oranges, mangoes, avocados, lemon, bananas, and berries. Even vegetables such as sweet potato, broccoli, green and red bell peppers, spinach, and tomato can be eaten.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 09:10 PM IST

Fresh fruits and vegetables: Eat apples, oranges, mangoes, avocados, lemon, bananas, and berries. Even vegetables such as sweet potato, broccoli, green and red bell peppers, spinach, and tomato can be eaten.(Pixabay)

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Adequate Hydration: If you are pregnant then keep yourself hydrated to decrease the chances of constipation, and increase energy. Furthermore, staying hydrated lowers the chances of urinary tract infection. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and using illicit drugs during pregnancy.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 09:10 PM IST

Adequate Hydration: If you are pregnant then keep yourself hydrated to decrease the chances of constipation, and increase energy. Furthermore, staying hydrated lowers the chances of urinary tract infection. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and using illicit drugs during pregnancy.(Pixabay)

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