Welcome to our obstetrics and gynecology clinic in Dubai’s Pregnancy Meal Plan & Nutrition Services. We know how critical it is to follow a meal plan and eat a nutritious diet throughout pregnancy to promote the mother’s and baby’s growth and well-being. Our dietary recommendations have been carefully chosen to offer vital nutrients and maintain the best possible health and well-being during pregnancy. Make an appointment right now to receive a personalized, healthy eating plan for pregnancy.
During pregnancy, it’s essential to consciously approach food consumption and prioritize nourishing your body with wholesome, natural foods. Here are some key nutrition rules to follow:
Meals should be spaced throughout the day to ensure steady energy levels and proper digestion. Aim for three main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with the option of additional snacks if needed.
The first meal should be within the first hour after waking up, and the last meal should be consumed 3-4 hours before sleep. The total volume of food per portion should range from 350-450g.
If gastrointestinal issues arise, consider introducing additional snacks, such as vegetables or dairy products, between meals. However, snacks should be consumed mindfully and not as substitutes for meals.
Opt for water, natural tea, or coffee without dried fruits or nuts between meals. Staying hydrated throughout the day is important to support overall health and well-being.
Our clinic emphasizes the importance of consuming fresh, minimally processed foods to support optimal health during pregnancy. Here are some guidelines to keep your meals real and natural:
Consume well-balanced meals that contain fiber, protein, fats, carbs, and important nutrients. Include a range of complete foods in your diet, emphasizing whole grains, lean meats, fresh produce, and fresh fruits.
Uses unrefined, cold-pressed oils like ghee or coconut for cooking. These oils are more suitable for high-heat cooking techniques and are also healthier.
Cut out processed meals and sugary snacks such as cakes, ice cream, candy, and pastries from your diet. Rather, go for homemade snacks made with healthy foods and natural sweeteners.
During pregnancy, adopting smart eating habits that support maternal and fetal health is essential. Here are some tips to help you make nutritious choices:
Enjoy dairy products such as kefir, cottage cheese, and yogurt in moderation. Choose options with lower fat content (2-5%) and avoid varieties with added starch or palm oil.
Opt for homemade versions of cheese and sausages to avoid additives and preservatives. Choose cheese with lower fat content and prioritize homemade options for optimal nutrition.
It’s important to abstain from alcohol entirely during pregnancy to ensure the health and safety of your baby.
Say no to unhealthy snacks such as chips, fast food, and fizzy drinks. Instead, opt for natural sauces and homemade snacks made with wholesome ingredients.
Limit maximum baking to twice a week and opt for whole grain flour for added nutrition. Enjoy bread in moderation but limit other flour-based foods.
Limit fruit puree pastilles to 50g daily to manage sugar intake and support balanced nutrition.
Enjoy tea and coffee in moderation and consume time an hour before or after meals for optimal digestion.
Our clinic is committed to supporting you on your pregnancy journey by providing personalized nutrition guidance and support. Our team of nutrition experts is here to help you make informed choices and maintain a healthy diet throughout your pregnancy. Cheers to eating well and feeling great!