We all know pregnant women should have a balanced diet. I was obsessed by this idea throughout my pregnancy. But having a pregnancy diet is the best way a mother can give her baby all the nutrients he needs to develop.

Here are the rules I remember from my first pregnancy:
  • Have 3 meals a day
  • Always carry snacks in your tote (I’m not talking about crisps here, but rather cereal bars, fruit or nuts)
  • Eat a variety of foods from the 4 groups of the Canadian Food Guide: veggies and fruit, cereals, milk and substitutes, meat and substitutes.

A pregnant woman should add 2 to 3 portions to any of these groups.
Also, the Guide recommends:
– Not to wait until you feel really hungry, because a pregnant woman can experience a loss of energy pretty quickly
– Avoid – or even ban – some food during pregnancy.

Here is a list of banned food:
  • Unpasteurized cheeses
  • Liver
  • Raw cabbage
  • Raw eggs
  • Papaya
  • Raw or underdone meat
  • Raw fish (bye-bye great sushi!!)

But on the other side, I discovered a vegetable full of benefits for pregnant women: artichoke.

In conclusion, to have a balanced diet during pregnancy is not really difficult.
A pregnant woman doesn’t have to disrupt her food habits, but rather to adapt them during her pregnancy as well as when she breastfeeds, if she decides to do so.



In English: https://parentinghealthybabies.com/what-foods-and-things-to-avoid-during-pregnancy/

In French: http://naitreetgrandir.com/fr/grossesse/sante-bien-etre/fiche.aspx?doc=grossesse-alimentation