Eating During Pregnancy
What should I eat? What should I avoid? Am I really eating for two? And why am I thinking about ice cream all the time? At CareSource, we know you have all kinds of questions. And we want to help you find good answers. By making nutrition a priority during pregnancy, you can help give your baby a healthy start in life. So pick up a fork and start reading!
Good Nutrition Makes a Difference
Fortunately, good nutrition for pregnancy is as simple as choosing high-calcium foods, fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors, high-fiber foods, good sources of iron, and taking a prenatal vitamin every day (for nutritional insurance). You’ll also want to avoid alcohol and limit your use of caffeine (including soda).
Pregnant women need about 300 more calories a day. However, it is important to make those calories count with good, nutritious foods. Learn more about Pregnancy Cravings, Eating During Pregnancy, and Nutrients You Need.
Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.
CareSource is an HMO with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CareSource Advantage® Zero Premium (HMO), CareSource Advantage® (HMO) and CareSource Advantage Plus® (HMO) depends on contract renewal.