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Would you kindly suggest diet for a pregnant woman?

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Answered by

Dr. Prathap

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Published At January 31, 2017
Reviewed AtJanuary 19, 2024

Patient's Query

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.

Answered by Dr. Prathap


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. For a balanced diet plan during pregnancy, consider consuming two glasses of milk (approximately 60 tsp) twice a day to ensure sufficient calcium intake. Addressing common first-trimester issues like nausea and vomiting can be managed by increasing fluid intake, incorporating more vegetables and fruits. It's advisable to avoid heavy oily breakfasts. For lunch, aim for around four cups of rice paired with dal and vegetables. In the evening meal, opt for either three cups of rice or three rotis. Include non-vegetarian sources such as chicken or fish twice a week, and mutton can be consumed once every 15 days. Additionally, prioritize daily egg consumption or at least once every two days to fulfill nutritional needs.

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Dr. Prathap
Dr. Prathap

Internal Medicine

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