Nutrition during pregnancy
Are you enjoying delicious double portions, because you need to eat for two (or more)? Better not. Most important is having a healthy and varied diet, to make sure your baby gets the nutrients it needs. So it’s better to choose quality (fresh products with vitamins and minerals) over quantity.
We’ve got an important tip for you; eat safe foods.
Some food contains bacteria that can be harmful for you and your baby. Especially raw products need to be avoided. So:
• Do not eat raw meat (such as steak tartare, raw ham, chorizo, salami, saveloy, steak tartare and raw roast beef).
• Do not eat raw fish or shellfish (mussels and oysters) or predatory fish (swordfish, tuna and shark).
• Do not drink raw milk or eat cheese from raw milk (Brie, Camembert and Roquefort cheese from pasteurized milk is allowed).
• Heat meat and vegetables thoroughly before you eat them and always use clean knives and cutting boards when preparing food.
• Do not eat liver because it contains too much vitamin A. (You are allowed a maximum of one slice of bread with liverwurst, Hausmacher or pâté daily.)
Want to know exactly what you should or should not eat? Ask your obstetrician, your GP or health clinic.
More information on healthy eating
On the following websites you will find tips on healthy eating during pregnancy: