Diet plan for Pregnant Women, Diet chart for Pregnant Women, Diet Plan During Pregnancy

"A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart forever".

The feeling of carrying a soul within you is the most awaited time in a woman's life. It is important to eat right to give the right amount and type of nutrition to the little one and the mother. Eating less, in order to avoid weight gain during pregnancy is the worst ideas of all times.

Below mentioned is the diet plan which should be followed during pregnancy:-

7.00 AM

1 cup of milk (Flavoured or Unflavoured) Preferred flavors - Almond, Cardamom or Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), 2 Wheat biscuits or dry toasts, 6 soaked almonds and 2 dates.

9.00 AM

1 bowl of curd/yogurt with 1 or 2 stuffed Asian bread (Paratha) OR An omelette with 2 slices of brown bread OR Poha or Upma with vegetables of your choice OR Sandwich, Porridge, Oatmeal or Pancakes.

11.00 AM

A fruit of your choice (except Papaya)

12.00 PM

Coconut water/ Lemonade

1.30 PM

2 wheat chapattis with a bowl of cooked lentils or fish curry or chicken or any vegetable of your choice, salad, sprouts and lemon rice.

3.00 PM

A glass of buttermilk

4.30 PM

One cup of green tea and any snack made from cottage cheese

6.00 PM

Roasted Bengal grams or dry fruits like almonds or walnuts

7.30 PM

Vegetable/ Chicken soup

8.00 PM

2 Jwar/ Bajra chapattis with Moong lentils or gourd vegetables followed by a small serving of dessert.

10.00 PM

1 cup of milk with 2 almonds and 2 dates

MONTH WISE DIET

According to Ayurveda, it is important to follow this regimen in order to remain healthy and deliver a healthy child possessing good health and all the qualities.

MONTH

DIET

FIRST MONTH

Sweet, cold, liquid and congenial diet. Avoid massages.

SECOND MONTH

Sweet, cold and liquid diet.

THIRD MONTH

Sweet, cold and liquid diet especially cooked rice with milk.

FOURTH MONTH

Cooked rice with curd, pleasant food mixed with milk and butter and white meat (Optional).

FIFTH MONTH

Rice gruel or cooked sweetened rice

SIXTH MONTH

Sweetened curd and regular consumption of milk and clarified butter

SEVENTH MONTH

Same as in sixth month

EIGHTH & NINTH MONTH

A few teaspoons of cow's ghee should be consumed mixed in food for an easy delivery.

AVOID

  • Junk food
  • Packaged foods
  • Refined sugars
  • Strenuous workouts
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Aerated drinks

PRACTICE

  • Breathing exercises
  • Drink plenty of water and coconut water
  • Eat healthy
  • Stay calm and positive
  • Meditation
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