Pregnant women must have a balanced diet during pregnancy. Pregnant ladies always wonder what they should eat & what not. The baby inside depends upon the mother for proper nutrition. So if you take proper healthy and balanced diet your child will be also healthy. You don’t need to go on a special diet , but it is important to eat a variety of different food every day to get right balance nutrients that you and your baby need..


1) Vegetables

Eat plenty of vegetables as they provide vitamins and minerals as well fibre which helps digestion and prevents constipation. Always wash the vegetables carefully & cook lightly in a little water.

Avoid eating same vegetable all the time .Try eating vegetables like  Cabbage,Cauliflower,Lauki,Parval, Spinach etc alternately.

If you sometimes don’t like eating vegetables drink them making soups or shred them into your favorite dishes.

Pregnant ladies with previous history of abortion should avoid Brinjal,Papaya,Celery,Asafoetida, Jaggery, Mustard and Bajra from their diet.


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2) Fruits


Eat at least 5 portions of fruit & vegetables a day. Fruits like Banana ,Grapes, Lime , Mango, Strawberry , Orange , Watermelon are rich in foliate & folate is important during pregnancy.

Avoid eating unripe or semi-ripe Papayas as they are rich in latex. Latex is known to trigger uterine contractions. This food should be avoided during the third and final trimester of pregnancy. However , ripe papayas are excellent during pregnancy. It has high content of vitamins & nutrients.

Avoid consuming pineapple in excess during pregnancy as it they are rich in bromelain which causes softening of cervix leading to early labor .

Always avoid unwashed fruits. Food hygiene is given primal importance during pregnancy to avoid infections from toxoplasmosis.



3) Carbohydrates / Starchy foods

Starchy foods are good source of vitamins and fibre without containing too many calories. Bread,Potatoes,sweet potatoes,cornmeal,rice,oats are some example.Those who suffers from constipation, gas,belching should avoid heavy to digest cereals and potatoes.

Try to eat wholemeal instead of processed varieties.



4) Protein

The amino acids that make up proteins are the building blocks of your body cells and of your baby's body as well.It is important to get 70 grams of protein per day through out your pregnancy,but specially during the second and third trimesters,when your baby is growing the fastest.

Beans,nuts,legumes,milk,cheese and yoghurt are good source of proteins.
Eat at least 2-3 servings of protein to have a healthy pregnancy and baby.


5) Other

  • No fasts during pregnancy which is bad for health.
  • Do not eat left over,frozen or deep frozen food.
  • Avoid eating too much Ice cream,pastries,cakes,chocolate,fizzy drinks as they are high in sugar and fat.
  • Bhakri,Khichadi,murmura,thepla,chapati,paratha etc items are made from wheat & rice so they are beneficial.
  • Avoid oily and spicy foods.Restrict the refridgerator storage foods,raw dairy products and outside foods.
  • Iron is extremely important for pregnant women.They need twice the amount than normal.Food sources of iron includes dark leafy vegetables like spinach, brocoli, cauliflower, brinjal, watermelon, apples,oranges,banana,soyaben,corn,almonds etc.
  • Pregnant women requires Vitamin A for the growth of lungs,heart,kidney,eyes,bones,the nervous system,prevents infection and fight fat metabolism.Tomato,carrot,dried apricots,papaya,dark green vegetables are good source of Vitamin A.
  • Vitamin C is required for absorption of iron,repair tissue and healing of wound.Also lack of Vitamin C results into impaired mental development.Sweet potatoes,cabbage,strawberries,orange juice etc are good source of Vitamin C.
  • Iodine is necessary for brain and nervous system development.The iodized salt and green leafy vegetables has high amount of iodine.
  • Dairy products,almonds,beans,oranges,green leafy vegetables are good sourceof calcium required for proper bone development.


Special  Pregnancy Drink

* Ingredients

1)      Milk                                           -          300ml
2)      Khas Khas (Poppy seed)           -          1 tsf     
3)      Almond                                     -          3 to 4
4)      Pista (Pistachio)                         -           3 to 4    
5)      Kesar (Saffron)                          -           1 to 2
6)      Anjeer (Fig)                               -           1 to 2
7)      Rose syrup                                 -           5ml
8)      Sugar                                          -           3 tsf 
9)      Gulkand (Rose petal jam)           -           1tsf


* Procedure

1)      At night take 100 ml Milk in a bowl & add 1 tsf  Khas khas,3 to 4 almonds,
 3 to 4 pista,1 to 2 kesar  and 1 to 2 anjeer in bowl.
2)      Put the bowl in refridgerator for whole night.
3)      In the morning add 2 tsf sugar and 1 tsf gulkand in the bowl mixture.
4)      Now take all the mixture from the bowl and put it into mixer grinder.
5)      Mix the material properly until a fine paste is made.
6)      Now mix  this paste with remaining 200 ml of milk
7)      The special pregnancy drink is ready.
8)      You can also add 5 ml rose syrup to the drink to make it more tasty.
9)      Drink this in the morning empty stomach for better result.

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  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful information.This is really important for me.I am searching this kind of information from a long time and finally got it.

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  2. Thanks alot for the information, i everyday feel like eating Murmura is it safe eating only murmura.

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    1. You can eat Murmura but eating only this will not provide you with essential Vitamins and Nutrients. Eat good balanced diet.

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