How to eat right during your pregnancy for the healthiest birth

Attractive pregnant woman is sitting in bed Eating right during your pregnancy is vital to having a healthy birth. There are certain foods that you should eat more of, and some that you should avoid altogether. By talking with the team at Northwest Women’s Center of Houston, TX, you can find out more about changes you can make in your diet to ensure your baby grows to be healthy and happy!

Here is a guide to help you make the best choices for your health and your baby’s.

What foods should I eat more of during my pregnancy?

  • leafy greens like spinach and kale
  • fruits like oranges and berries
  • whole grains
  • lean protein
  • yogurt
  • nuts and seeds
  • water

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

  • processed meats like bacon and lunch meats
  • deli meats unless heated until steaming hot
  • unpasteurized cheese, milk, or juice
  • fish high in mercury
  • raw sprouts
  • unpasteurized honey
  • caffeine
  • alcohol

How to make the right food choices during your pregnancy

Make sure to talk to your doctor about any dietary restrictions you may have, and always listen to your body. Pregnancy is a time when you need to be extra careful about what you put into your body, so it is important to do your research and talk to your doctor. At Northwest Women’s Center, our team of doctors can provide you with the information you need to make smart nutritional choices during this exciting time in your life! If you have any questions about foods you should or should not consume during your pregnancy, we can assist.

Schedule a visit with our team today to discuss your nutritional needs

Eating right during your pregnancy will help ensure a healthy birth for your baby, and a healthy body to help you get through the many years of motherhood ahead! If you are located in Houston, TX and are interested in working with a team of professionals to improve and maintain good health throughout the three trimesters of pregnancy, call 281-444-3440 to request a consultation visit at our quality facility.

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01. Get to know your Northwest Women’s Center physician.

02. Discuss your unique goals and concerns.

03. Receive a personalized procedure plan.

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