Managing Food Intake During Pregnancy



Reviewed by: Qin Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

A balanced and healthy diet is important during and after pregnancy and will help control blood glucose levels.  We will discuss managing your food intake during pregnancy and review the best foods to help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels and also provide proper nutrition for both you and your baby.

It’s important to monitor how many and what kinds of carbohydrates you consume as well.  Keeping a food log may be a helpful way to monitor your carb intake.

The American Diabetes Association recommends that women with gestational diabetes should eat three small to moderate meals and two to four snacks per day.  The ADA recommends that an evening snack may be needed to prevent accelerated ketosis overnight.

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