Fruits During Pregnancy: The Good, the Bad, and the Unhealthy

It's wise for expecting mothers to watch what they eat, but what about fruit? All About Women physicians discuss which fruits to eat during your pregnancy, and which fruits to avoid.

When it comes to a pregnancy diet, it can feel like the restrictions never end: no caffeine, seafood, deli meat, etc. Women should certainly be cautious about what goes into their bodies because it's very possible that a baby's growth and development could be negatively affected by certain foods and drinks.

Fruits can provide women with a plethora of healthy vitamins and minerals that can be very beneficial for a newborn child; however, some fruits carry risks when they are eaten during a pregnancy. Read on to learn which fruits should and should not be eaten while you are pregnant.

Fruits During Pregnancy: The Good, the Bad, and the Unhealthy

The Benefits of Fruit

Fruits are super, that's for sure! They provide vitamins and minerals that can help your baby along throughout your pregnancy. Pregnant mothers require foods rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin A and C, folic acid, and other nutrients in order to keep their bodies strong until baby arrives, and fruits can be an excellent and easy source.

Good Fruits for Pregnancy

Without further ado, here are some wonderful healthy fruits to eat while pregnant:

Other Healthy Fruits

Besides those already listed, there are tons of healthy fruits that can give baby the nutrients he or she needs in the womb. They include:

Ask your doctor more about which fruits can be beneficial to you during your pregnancy and the recommended serving suggestions.

Bad Fruits for Pregnancy

This list is much shorter than the last, but there are a few fruits that do pose a potential risk to expectant mothers and unborn children.

Final Thoughts

If you have questions about your pregnancy, the proper diet, or what to expect during each stage, the staff at All About Women can provide you with compassionate care and support both during and after your pregnancy.

Contact us at our Gainesville or Lake City offices to schedule an appointment today.