Food to eat during pregnancy:
- Fruits and vegetables: Colourfull fruits are low in calories and filled with fibre, vitamins, and minerals.
- Lean protein: Meat, fish, egg, beans, tofu, cheese, milk and nuts.
- Whole grains: Provide fibres, iron and vitamin-B.
- Dairy: Milk, yoghurt and cheese.
An optimal level of nutrition is fundamental to the maintenance of positive health. The maternal nutrition is crucial for the course and outcome of pregnancy. Location is a stage in which the health and nutritional status of the infant are dependent on the maternal nutrition. Hence, nutrition requirements increases during pregnancy and lactation not only for the mother but also to nourish the fetus. The maternal diet should support the growth of both maternal and fetal tissues.