Healthy Prenatal Quick Tips

Weight Gain

  • Discuss with your doctor about how much weight you should gain during your pregnancy.


  • Eat foods rich in folate, iron, calcium, and protein. Consult with your physician about prenatal nutritional supplements.
  • Consume a healthy breakfast every day.
  • Consume foods high in fiber, and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation.
  • Eliminate empty calorie foods, and focus on nutritious eating.
  • Avoid alcohol, raw or undercooked fish, fish high in mercury, undercooked meat and poultry, and soft cheeses.

Physical Activity

  • Be physically active on most, or all, days of the week. If you have health concerns, talk to your physician before you begin.


  • After pregnancy, slowly get back to your routine of regular, moderate-intensity physical activity.
  • Return to a healthy weight slowly.

Information from the National Institutes of Health

Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. Irene owns this website, and writes all the blog posts. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

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