Eating Your Way Through Your Pregnancy

Pregnant Woman Marietta GA

You’re pregnant! Congratulations! Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth baby, good nutrition always needs to be at the top of your priority list. While your belly grows, your baby is growing as well and feeding it well is one way to help it grow healthy and strong.

You’ll need to eat around 2,200 calories each day unless your doctor advises that you need more for any reason. Less calorie intake may be required if you started your pregnancy overweight. If you’re searching for some good pregnancy foods and recipes you can find some here at

If you’re looking for key nutrition items to be sure to have in your diet you can read about it here in LIVESCIENCE. According to the College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), women need four key ingredients increased in their diet.

  1. Calcium
  2. Folic Acid
  3. Iron
  4. Protein

Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

  1. Raw Eggs
  2. Caffeine drinks
  3. Unwashed Produce
  4. Undercooked or raw meat or fish
  5. Organ Meat
  6. High-Mercury Fish
  7. Alcohol
  8. Sushi
  9. Energy drinks
  10. Unpasteurized milk

If you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant our gynecologists at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. will provide you with compassionate and sensitive medical care to meet your medical needs for you. For comprehensive gynecology services in Kennesaw and the surrounding areas, trust the professionals at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. Call us today to book your appointment. We are currently accepting new patients and we participate with most health insurance providers.