• Make sure you are eating a minimum of 3 servings of food that is rich in iron every day for making sure that your body is being supplemented with 18 mg of iron in your everyday diet chart. Here are some foods that are rich in iron:
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Sweet potato
  • Raisins
  • Beans and peas
  • Broccoli
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Rice and other grain enriched cereals or products
  • Peanuts
  • Prunes
  • Take in a minimum of a single source of Vitamin C and these sources are:
  • Grape fruit
  • Oranges
  • Broccoli
  • Honey dew
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Green pepper
  • Mustard green
  • Tomato
  • Include at least a single source of folic acid in your diet and these sources are:
  • Leafy vegetables that are dark green in color
  • Legumes like Lima beans
  • Black beans
  • Black eyed peas
  • Chick peas
  • It is best to consume Vitamin A from one source every alternate day and these sources are:
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Pumpkins
  • Squash
  • Turnip greens
  • Spinach
  • Beet root and greens
  • Apricots
  • Cantaloupe
  • Make sure to consume Vitamin B 12 every day. This is a supplement that vegetarians are at the risk of lacking. Your physician may recommend Vitamin B 12 supplements. This supplement is present in the following foods:
  • Animal products
  • Shell fish
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs
  • It is best to avoid alcohol when you are pregnant, as it is connected with pregnancy complications such as premature deliveries and babies born out of poor weight. If you are facing problems with the usage of alcohol, it is best to see your health care provider and they may come up with solutions for protecting your baby and you.
  • Limit the usage of caffeine; take no more than 300 mg a day which is about:
  • 2 five ounce cups of coffee
  • 2 twelve ounce glasses of soda that is caffeinated
  • 3 five ounce cups of tea

Also, not to forget chocolate contains caffeine; hence you must limit its consumption too. Chocolate caffeine is equivalent to a quarter cup of coffee.

  • Artificial or non nutritious sweeteners have been approved by the FDA, and are approved to be consumed during pregnancy. They contain acesulfame K and aspartame.

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