Pregnancy-related complaints can be prevented or eased significantly by ensuring that you and your unborn child get all the nutrients you need. You’ll find an up-to-date brochure on nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding here (only available in German). We’ve summarised the key points below.
By the way, the long-held advice that you need to eat for two while pregnant is not strictly true, because your body works more efficiently now and recycles energy more effectively. You only need approximately 250 calories more from the 4th week of pregnancy and an additional 500 calories from the 7th week of pregnancy – that’s equivalent to two slices of bread with a little cheese or four apples.
Drinks: Drink 1.5 to 2 litres a day, preferably
Meals: Eat small portions 4 to 5 times a day, including 1 hot meal
Suggested breakfast: Wholegrain bread or roll with fruit
Snacks: Yoghurt, fruit and raw, well-washed vegetables
Chocolate, pizzas, etc.: Enjoy in moderation!
Nutrients/supplements: Talk to your doctor about nutrients you should be taking during pregnancy.
The most important nutrients are listed here:
Consume only small amounts of:
Don’t eat due to increased risk of bacteria and infection (listeria):