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Other vital nutrients There are a few other vitamins and minerals crucial to a healthy pregnancy and baby.
Here’s a look
at the general daily requirements for pregnant women.
|Food Group||Daily Servings||Sample servings|
|Grains||6+||1 slice bread, 1/2 small bagel, 1 serving cereal (serving size varies by brand; check package) or 1/2 cup cooked rice or pasta|
|Fruits||3+|| 1 medium fruit, 1 cup berries or melon,
or 1/2 cup fruit juice
|3+||1 cup raw, leafy veggies or 1/2 cup cooked veggies|
|Dairy||4|| 1 cup milk, 1 cup yogurt, 3/4 cup cottage cheese or 1/2 ounces of hard cheese
(Try to stick with low-fat varieties.)
|Proteins||2–3||2–3 ounces lean meat, 2 eggs (limit to 2 times per week), 2/3 cup tofu or 2–3 ounces of fish or poultry|
|Fluids||8+||8 ounces of water, seltzer, club soda, vegetable juice, fruit juice or low-fat milk|
|As long as you are gaining weight appropriately (according to your doctor), a few treats a week won’t hurt you.|