Day 69, Nutrition in the 1st Trimester of Pregnancy

If you are a soon to be mommy , are in your 1st trimester of you pregnancy and  worried about what must you be eating, how much of it and how many times, you have come to the right place.

In the first trimester of your pregnancy your baby is really tiny and your nutritional needs do not increase. So continue eating all the healthy foods that you have been eating till date just like prior to pregnancy.

The concept of nutrition in the first trimester has to be as follows:

Eat healthy

Eat normal

Eat fresh

Eat seasonal

Don’t try to increase your portion sizes.

Don’t stress if you can’t eat certain foods as long as the rest of what you are eating is healthy

Eat small meals

Eat frequently

If you do need to eat out then make sure you eat hot cooked food

Try and follow a balanced diet and ensure that you get all the various food groups thru the day.

Here is a guide that you can follow to ensure you follow a balanced diet through the course of your pregnancy


Most food items are safe for a pregnant mom to consume. However there is a short list which must be avoided – Uncooked eggs which can appear in various desserts, Soft cheeses, Unpasteurized Milk or Milk products, Sea food with shells, Raw fish, Tuna, Mackerel, Sword Fish, Shark Fish, Processed meat and excessive amounts of caffeine. Caffeine can sneak into not only tea and coffee but aerated drinks as well.

If you are not able to eat everything but can still hold some food that’s ok too since at this time the baby is feeding off the mother. Your body has enough store of nutrients to ensure that the baby is nourished even if you are currently not able to eat too much.

Site Login

Hi! Want to join us?

Terms and conditions

Set Up Your Account