Is there a special diet I should follow while trying to get pregnant?

Following a healthy eating plan before pregnancy is a positive step towards a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

If you are overweight, reducing your weight by even a modest amount (5-7%) can help you to conceive, especially if you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

It is recommended that you:

  • Get enough folate, iron and calcium and
  • Avoid alcohol and high doses of caffeine.

Physical activity is also important before and during pregnancy.

Ask your GP or Obstetrician for a referral to an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and a health care professional for advice on an appropriate physical activity program.

An APD can help you to plan and implement a healthy pregnancy eating plan.