Patients have special nutrition needs during all of the major stages of life, including pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause. Einstein Healthcare Network’s team of dietitians partners with patients who want to feel better, reach their desired weight management goals and stay healthier longer.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends the following key components of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy: appropriate weight gain, eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and appropriate and timely vitamin and mineral supplementation.

Foods to Enjoy During Pregnancy

  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Fresh fruits
  • Pasteurized dairy products
  • Lean protein
  • Iron-rich meat

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

  • Unpasteurized milk
  • Soft cheeses
  • Processed meats
  • Refrigerated smoked seafood
  • Alcohol

Nutrition Counseling

Talk with your physician about your medical history, food preferences and lifestyle to create a plan with specific, realistic and achievable nutrition goals.

Schedule an Appointment

For more information about patients’s nutrition at all stages of life, make an appointment with one of our specialists today.

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