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Diet in pregnancy


You may find that you are hungrier than usual but you do not need to eat for two even if you are expecting twin or triplets. The Eatwell Guide shows you how much of what you eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. You do not need to achieve this balance with every meal, but try to get the balance right over a day or a week. Please click on the image below to access the Eatwell booklet.

Further, more detailed information about healthy eating can be found here.


Foods to avoid in pregnancy

Eating a well balanced diet is important during pregnancy. However there are some foods that you should not eat during pregnancy as they might make you unwell or harm your baby. These include some types of cheese, raw, undercooked or cured meats. For a full list of foods and to find out the important facts about which foods you should avoid in pregnancy click here.


Obesity in pregnancy

Obesity increases risk to you and your baby during pregnancy, at birth and after your baby is born. If you have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 at the time of booking , this increases the risk to you and your baby; your community midwife will discuss this with you. You can also find out more from the sources of information below.


Further sources of information