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.

Is It Healthy to Raise a Vegetarian Baby?
Dangers of Aspartame for Pregnant Women
Are Special Pregnancy Menus Necessary?


Patricia H.
Patricia H4 years ago

thanks for sharing

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson5 years ago


Michele Wilkinson
Michele W6 years ago

Thank you

Nina Anghel
Nina Anghel6 years ago


Ida J.
Ida J6 years ago


Heather D.
Heather D6 years ago

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?

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Tim Cheung
Tim C6 years ago


Elizabeth Brawn
Elizabeth Brawn6 years ago

thank you good advice i am saving it to my pc

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.