What a Pregnant woman should and shouldn't be eating...

Singapore
November 5, 2006 7:24pm CST
My wife is now 1 month pregnant, just found that out last week...Hooray! Anyway, need advise from you guys on what she should and shouldn't be eating. I know she definietly shouldn't be eating raw stuffs.. Hope to hear from you.
6 responses
6 Nov 06
yes, that is right. no raw stuffs, even raw vegies.fruits, yes.plenty of them.and plenty of liquids --juice and water, milk.no raw eggs, too. or even half-cooked eggs.
• Singapore
6 Nov 06
luckily my wife likes milk...i prefer chocolate drink with milk.
@peetred (272)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Fish, including salmon and tuna are ok. About one to two servings per week are ok. Caffeine is ok in moderations. About 2 cups of coffee a day are ok, or the equivelant amount of pop. Natural cheeses are probably not a good idea. Healthy mom means healthy baby! Good luck and congrats!
• Singapore
6 Nov 06
thanks for the reply 8)
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
6 Nov 06
It's important to get folic acid which can be found in leafy green vegetables. Most doctors here suggest pregnant women take a supplement. Hopefully her doctor will have some good nutritional advice or handouts for her.
• Singapore
6 Nov 06
Thanks for the response. Yup, the doc here prescribed her folic acid pills and fish oil as well.
@adm429 (9)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I am 6 months pregnant! Congradulations! I recommend and didn't know this is to not eat lunch meat, caffenine, or tuna. Also, she should start now and not eat alot of salt. It makes you very swollen later in the months of being pregnant. Hope that helps!
• Singapore
6 Nov 06
Thanks and congrat to you as well! She loves coffee, so i think it's a torture for her..but well, for the baby...hehe
@april444 (1342)
• United States
6 Nov 06
i know some fish carry lots of mecury so tell her to stay away from fish
• Singapore
6 Nov 06
yah, the doc told her not to take too much salmon, especially raw ones. If she wants to eat, it's going to be only a small palm full.
@massaj03 (4376)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Salt isn't a good thing to eat when pregnant I know. And also Diet pop isn't good. Other then that I don't really know, I pretty much ate what I wanted when I was pregnant *lol*
• Singapore
6 Nov 06
Thanks! I'll keep a lookout on her salt intake...