Pregnancy Nutrition

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

  • Raw Meat/eggs:
    • Fully cook meats
  • Deli Meat:
    • Only eat if heated completely until steaming.
  • Fish With Mercury
    • Eat only 1 can of tuna/week
    • Avoid shark, swordfish, King Mackerel & Tilefish
  • Smoked Seafood
  • Soft Unpasteurized Milk/Cheeses:
    • Goat, Blue Cheese, Feta Cheese, Queso Fresco

 

Recommendations for Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Underweight Women (BMI less than 20): 30-40 lbs

Normal weight women (BMI 20-25): 25-35 lbs

Overweight women (BMI 26-29): 15-25 lbs

Obese women (BMI>29): up to 15 lbs