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Q. Would you kindly suggest diet for a pregnant woman?

Answered by
Dr. Prathap
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 31, 2017 and last reviewed on: Apr 02, 2021

Hi doctor,

Will you kindly suggest a diet chart (non-vegetarian) for a pregnant woman from morning to night? Her first pregnancy is just detected. She is on regular Eltroxin 50.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • A pregnant woman needs a good balanced diet. Before going to that, I will suggest you one thing.
  • As your wife is hypothyroid, the need for thyroid hormones increases by 50% in pregnancy. You need to increase the dose to 75 mcg. Go for a thyroid profile and adjust dose accordingly with the help of your doctor.
  • Regarding diet plan, have a glass of milk 300 mL twice a day. It gives the calcium needed for pregnancy. In the first trimester, they face the problem of nausea and vomiting. So, ask to take plenty fluids and more of vegetables and fruits.
  • Avoid oily foods in breakfast. In the afternoon, should take at least four cups of rice with dal and vegetables. In the night, three cups of rice or three rotis.
  • Take non-vegetarian that is, chicken or fish twice a week. You can also have mutton once in 15 days. Eggs to be taken daily or at least once in two days.

For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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