What is a nutrition diet you can take during pregnancy?
Thank you for your questions. Prenatal care is extremely important during pregnancy. An obstetrician is a physician that specializes in pregnancy and child birth. If you do not have an obstetrician, you can go to the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) web site to help you locate a physician in your area, www.acog.org. During your appointment, this would be a good time to talk with your physician about your diet. A healthy diet is extremely important before, during and after pregnancy. Your body needs a regular supply of nutrients to grow, replace worn-out tissue, and provide energy. To be sure that your diet gives you enough nutrients, you need to know which ones are in the foods you eat. The US Department of Agriculture’s food-planning guide called MyPlate, www.choosemyplate.gov can help you make healthy food choices. Your physician will be able to provide more specific recommendations.
Seema Csukas, M.D., Ph.D.