Nutrition for pregnant women

A balanced diet during pregnancy – the basis for the proper development of the child, who has an increased need for nutrients in the womb.

Often, while waiting for the baby, women experience a change in eating habits and go to extremes: either «eating for two», or severely limit themselves for fear of gaining too much weight. All of this is detrimental to the health of the expectant mother and the development of the baby.

Nutrition during pregnancy – a responsible process, on which a woman’s well-being and the health of the baby depend. Therefore, it is extremely important to tune in to work with a nutritionist, who will help you find a balance between delicious and healthy.  

The right diet - is a healthy and beautiful pregnancy

A diet for pregnant – is a balanced individual ration consisting of the future mother’s favorite foods, but in the right proportions and combinations. The emphasis in the ration is on foods with the maximum content of useful substances for the development of the child.

Reception and consultations are conducted by the Clinic’s Clinical Dietitian – Roksolana Kuchanska



• diet for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding,

• selection of an individual diet for weight correction,

• diet for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding,

• diet for patients with chronic diseases,

• nutrition of patients with cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, pathology of the endocrine system, allergic conditions, diseases of the urinary system and other clinical conditions.

Professional achievements:

• Stanford Introduction to Food and Health (online course) – 2020

• Ukrainian Endocriological School – Institute of Endocrine Pathology named after V. Danylevsky National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (May 30-31, 2019)

• Diabetes – Basic facts – (online course) Copenhagen University – 2020 • Preventive and antiaging medicine – Ministry of Health of Ukraine (2019 – November)

• Intensive course of postgraduate education “Optimization of treatment of internal diseases” (2019 – November)

• Practical skills for prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases – 2019 – Ministry of Health of Ukraine (November 2019)

• “New approaches to the treatment of ischemic heart and brain diseases” Department of Health Protection of the Ternopil Regional State Administration (November 2019)

• 2022 “Pre-diabetes” (online course – BMJ Learning)

• “Endocrinological system under stress” – Medvoice Academy (online course)

• Alphabet of fungal infections of skin and nails – (online course of doctor Anfilova Marina).

• 2023 Rro Gastro: Intestines and beyond – (Progress platform)

Nutrition for pregnant: what does the program include?

• An individualized nutrition plan containing the necessary nutrients for the normal development of the baby and the well-being of the mother.

• Ability to reduce the appearance of unpleasant symptoms and avoid problems typical of pregnancy – toxemia, edema, decreased hemoglobin levels.

• Control of weight gain and the possibility to avoid gaining extra pounds during pregnancy.

• You will be able to develop eating habits that will help you to quickly recover after childbirth, to regain and maintain a slim figure in the future.

There are many doubts and questions that arise during pregnancy. Some of them have to do with food. And this is a stage of life in which good nutrition should be a maxim, for the benefit of the woman and the baby that grows in her womb. This will be much easier thanks to a special menu for pregnant women for each day from a nutritionist, with ideas for breakfasts, lunches and dinners, depending on the stage of pregnancy. Proper nutrition during this time and in the postpartum period will give the future mum enough energy, help the baby to grow and develop properly.

What you can’t eat

Dietary nutrition during pregnancy is necessary, because this approach allows you to ensure the most calm and quality development of the foetus and preserve the health of the woman herself in the first place. At this stage of her life, a woman should not only follow an appropriate menu based on natural products, but also avoid such products as:

  • cheeses with mould, gorgonzola, Roquefort;
  • raw or undercooked meat;
  • raw eggs;
  • blue fish;
  • caffeine and alcohol. 

During the process, raw or lightly cooked eggs are not recommended as they may be contaminated with salmonella. In addition to brie cheese, camembert and chevre are prohibited, due to their low acidity and high humidity, which favours the growth of harmful bacteria. 

Undercooked meat indicates a risk of contracting toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by a parasite found in the flesh that can lead to blindness, epilepsy or developmental difficulties in the child. Liver pate is also contraindicated.

Bluefin tuna, swordfish or emperor fish, pike and horse mackerel are foods that may contain a dangerous dose of mercury, a heavy metal that is toxic to neurons. Smaller species such as sardines and white fish are most desirable. Blue is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, but during pregnancy these elements are obtained in foods such as oil and ground flax seeds, and chia seeds. Caffeine is absorbed and reaches the placenta and the foetus, which lacks the necessary enzymes to metabolise it. 

A balanced diet during pregnancy will provide two bodies at once with everything they need to function properly. To determine the optimal diet, you should consult a qualified nutritionist. It is there that the doctor draws up an individualised plan taking into account all wishes.

Order a nutritional selection

  • Clinic nutritionist (unaccompanied) 100 $
  • The cost of dietary support for a month 100 $

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