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Diet Chart For Pregnancy

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Your body goes through numerous physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy. The way you nourish your body during this time will affect your health and your baby’s. You must eat a healthful, balanced diet to help ensure you stay healthy throughout your pregnancy. The food you eat is your baby’s main source of nourishment, so it’s critical to consume foods that are rich in nutrients. Proper nutrition can help promote your baby's growth and development. Nutrition in pregnancy refers to the nutrient intake, and dietary planning that is undertaken before, during and after pregnancy.

Nutrition of the fetus begins at conception. For this reason, the nutrition of the mother is important before conception (probably several months before) as well as throughout pregnancy and lactation. An ever-increasing number of studies have shown that the nutrition of the mother will have an effect on the child growth and development. Inadequate or excessive amount of nutrients may cause malformations or medical problems in the fetus and neurological disorders.

Diet Chart

Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Chapathi-4+ Egg roast ½ cup( 1 egg)/ Ragi Dosa- 3+ Tomato + onion chutney ½ cup.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Avocado(75gms)/ nuts (almonds- 4, raisins-6 walnuts-3) milkshake, {Milk-150ml}
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1.5 cup brown rice + ½ cup sambhar (arhar dal)+ Grilled chicken ( 150 gm)+100 gms curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Lentil sprouts 1 cup
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 Roti / chappati.+ Tomato subji 1/2 cup.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Upma-1.5 cup/ poha- 1.5 cup+ coconut chutney/tomato chutney/green chutney- 2tsp
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit salad+ Cottage cheese.
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1.5 cup rice+ 1/2 cup Dhal+ Palak subji 1/2 cup+ 1/2 cup curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Channa chat 1 cup+ 1 cup light tea.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 roti/ Chapathi+ Ladies finger subji 1/2 cup.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Idli-4/ medium dosa-3-sambhar(1 cup)+1tsp tomato chutney
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)green gram sprouts 1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Veg pulav rice 1.5 cup+ 1 cup Soya Chunk curry+ 1/2 cup curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Fruits salad 1 cup+ 1/2 cup milk.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Brocken wheat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Moongdal chilla-3/+pudina/coconut chutney-2tsp/ Wheat dosa-4+ Tomato subji ½ cup.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Blue berry shake 1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1.5 cup Mutton biryani. Cucumber onion Raita ½ cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Sweet potato salad (cooked sweet potato-200gm, chat masala- 1 pinch, lemon juice- 1 tsp)+ Light tea /coffee 1 cup.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Wheat dosa 3 + 1/2 cup Bitter guard subji.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Hung curd cucumber sandwich(3 slices)-1/ oats(75gm)+milk-200ml
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Boilled black channa 1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1/2 cup rice + 2 medium chappati+1/2 cup Kidney beans curry+ Snake guard subji 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Fruits salad 1 cup+ 1/2 cup milk.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 Roti/ chapati+ 1/2 cup spinach subji.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Rice dosa-4 +1/2 cup sambhar+ Boiled egg-1/ broken wheat upma with vegetables-1.5 cup+ Egg omelette ( 1 egg)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit salad+ Cottage cheese.
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Tomato rice1.5 cup+ Soya chunk curry 1 cup+ small cup curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup tea+ Brown rice flakes 1 cup+ Jaggery
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 Roti / chappathi+Ridge guard subji 1/2 cup.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Sprouts & Paneer Paratha 3+ Green chutney.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 cup bana+ almond milk shake.
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)3 medium lachha parantha + ½ cup chana masala + cucumber and onion salad 1 cup
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Boilled balack channa 1 cup+ light tea/ coffee 1 cup
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Brocken wheat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji

Do's And Dont's


  1. Take enough water.
  2. Include different colored fruits and vegetables
  3. Do workout
  4. Eat properly cooked foods.
  5. Include different cereals and millets.


  1. Don't go for more than 2 to 3 hours without eating.
  2. Don't eat for two( During pregnancy increase maximum 300- 500 kcal energy than normal)
  3. Don't over dose refined carbs.

Food Items You Can Easily Consume

  1. Cereals: Brown rice, Oat meal, Brocken wheat, Ragi, Quinoa, barley
  2. Pulses: Chickpeas, Kidney beans, moong dal, masoor dal, soybeans etc.
  3. Vegetables: Broccoli, Kale, Spinach, Lettuce, Beet, Potatoes, Carrots, Sweet potatoes, Beans, okra, collards and all other vegetables
  4. Fruits: Avacado, Banana, Custard Apple, Pears, Grape and Watermelon, Orenges and Apple.
  5. Milk and Milk products: milk, Cottage Cheese, Yogurt.
  6. Meat, Fish and Egg: Lean Meat, Chicken Brest, Tuna, Salmon, Tilapia, Sword fish , Cod, turkey, shrimps etc
  7. Oil: Olive oil, Mustard Oil, Rice bran Oil, Canola oil, vanaspati ghee
  8. nuts and seeds: sunflower seeds, apricots, almonds, walnuts, pecans, raisins.

Popular Questions & Answers

My period got late by 18 days. But my Dr. give letroz 2.5 tablets before to start. Basically I planning. But I am in confusion know. My period is delayed. Should I start the tablets tomorrow that is my second day of my period. R you should wait for next cycle. Please help me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
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Any couple desirous of pregnancy and not getting same naturally must meet gynecologist or infertility specialist accepting facts that it needs many reports and different trials of treatment. Means couple must have patience and go to one in whom th...

Got married at the age of 39, what is the chances of conceiving or suggest some good medicine for better conceiving. Periods are regular 4 days cycle.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Any couple desirous of pregnancy and not getting same naturally or late age must meet gynecologist or infertility specialist accepting facts that it needs many reports and different trials of treatment. Means couple must have patience and go to on...

Hello am 26 years married ocod patient I took clomid and m pregnant Dr. has advice to take duphaston is it safe I can take it. As I was taking it before period to come.

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Dear user. I can understand. Please don't be panic but be serious about the symptoms. Consult your gynecologist for physical investigation. Please provide more information so that we can start the diagnosis process and the treatment. I am here to ...

My period is irregular and I have thyroid problem also and I tried to conceive and doctor give ovacare tab but this month my period is 15 days late and hcg test is negative.

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Keep a menstrual calendar, continue your thyroid medication regularly, if pregnancy test negative, you require hormone therapy for withdrawal, need to check tsh and prolactin.
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