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Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy Diet | Kaiser Permanente

February 29, 2020

(cheerful music) (baby giggling)>>Ebony, Nine Weeks Pregnant
– My doctor told me, in order to prepare for getting pregnant, to
start taking prenatal pills and also to start improving my diet.>>Kathy Wood, MD OB/GYN
– Healthy eating during
pregnancy is really important. Avoiding foods where you could get sick, foods that have a high risk of things of like Salmonella or Listeria, raw meats, soft cheeses.>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN
– There is also importance
of low consumption of food that may be high in mercury.>>Lissa Daimaru-Enoki, MD OB/GYN
– The baby is developing
very rapidly at this time and that’s why it’s so important for them to be on things like prenatal vitamins.>>Julia Barnes, MD OB/GYN
– Particularly the folic
acid in prenatal vitamins help with spinal defects
and that’s really critical in the first trimester.>>Jason & Megan, Expectant Parents
– There’s an awareness that
there’s another human being relying on what we’re
putting into our bodies. Well, not me, but. (chuckles) You know, what Megan puts into her body is having a direct
effect on the, you know, this little human being’s
experience in there, so she really made an emphasis
to get more hydration, more protein, and all the
vitamin she could get.>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN
– If you can incorporate the
prenatal, it’s a good thing. If unfortunately the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy are making that difficult, you can continue to just do
a folic acid supplementation, or try to incorporate folic acid with the leafy green vegetables. But whatever you can consume
during those first 13 weeks of the pregnancy are vital to the healthy development of the fetus.

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