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5 Pregnancy Food Rules by Dr. Sears (Video)

5 Pregnancy Food Rules by Dr. Sears (Video)

The famous pediatrician and best-selling author Dr. Bob Sears shares his 5 most important things that every pregnant women should know about food in this new Parent Earth video. He addresses questions about weight gain, foods to avoid, foods to combat morning sickness, and the importance of diet during pregnancy. This is a great food advice for pregnant women who want to be aware of what that eat and make the best food choices for their baby.

5 Pregnancy Food Rules:

1) Gain about 4 lbs in first trimester then about a pound a week for the rest of your pregnancy

2) Eat twice as much protein as an average person (about 100 grams a day)

3) Avoid fish with mercury

4) Eat organic as much as possible

5) Find Your ‘Feel Better’ Foods:

  • ginger
  • lemons
  • raspberry leaf tea
  • peppermint
  • potatoes
  • rice cakes
  • grapes
  • chamomile tea
  • apple sauce
  • rhubarb
  • sorbet
  • crackers
  • pears
  • celery
  • carrots
  • oatmeal

This video was made by Parent Earth with sponsorship from Happy Baby and Stonyfield Farms. Care2 is a media partner.

Watch more videos in this series about babies, kids, and healthy eating featuring Dr. Bob Sears.

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12:28AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:23PM PDT on Sep 10, 2012


1:57AM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Thank you

8:37AM PST on Dec 18, 2011


2:07AM PDT on Sep 27, 2011


5:54AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Um...doesn't raspberry leaf cause contractions? This article recommends drinking raspberry leaf tea to combat morning sickness, but all other websites and books I have read say to avoid raspberry leaf. Can someone please clarify this?

12:18AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:11AM PDT on Aug 24, 2011


9:37AM PDT on May 28, 2011

thank you good advice i am saving it to my pc

6:03AM PDT on May 26, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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