During pregnancy

Pregnant women's metabolism changes to meet the new physical demands of pregnancy. Once you are pregnant, you need to ensure your diet contains certain foods to meet the needs of both you and your baby. Certain nutrients must be taken every day throughout pregnancy to ensure optimal foetal development.

  • The food pyramid
  • Vitamins during pregnancy

The food pyramid

A pregnant woman's total energy requirement under normal conditions is approximately 80,000 calories.

Vitamins during pregnancy

Essential nutrients that you should consume every day during pregnancy