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Nutritionist for Pregnant Women Cedar Rapids IA

Local resource for nutritionists for pregnant women in Cedar Rapids. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to dietary requirements, pregnancy vitamins, pregnancy minerals, nutritional requirements, daily protein intake information, and advice on prenatal calcium requirements, as well as advice and content on pregnancy workout plans.

Inches-A-Weigh, Inc.
(319) 395-7111
2010 Sylvia Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Jenny Craig
(866) 622-9370
4333 Czech Ln NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Alternate Phone Number
(866) 622-9370
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Leinbach Stuart W
(319) 390-3914
3726 Queen Ct SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Mercy Acceleration
(319) 221-8833
5264 Council St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Usana Health Sciences
(319) 558-8070
315 19th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Inches-a-weigh, Inc.
(319) 395-7111
2010 Sylvia Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Ladonna Woerdeman
(319) 369-7440
810 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Mercy Fitness Center
(319) 221-8877
5264 Council St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
C R Results Resources & Technology for Health
(319) 398-7040
404 1st St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Advance Health
(319) 247-7200
402 10th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 

Eating For Two

We've all heard the old saying She's eating for two now. However, it doesn't mean eating twice the amount of food! Pregnancy diet and nutrition is extremely important, for the mother's health and the health of the baby. By following a balanced diet and making sure you're getting all of the nutrients you need, you'll enjoy a healthier pregnancy.

Many women mistakenly feel that because they are pregnant, they have free reign to eat as much of any foods as they like. Eating for two is not an excuse to eat huge portions of fatty foods, candies and baked goods. These foods are fine in moderation, but your focus should be on a diet rich in vegetables and fruits, whole grains and dairy products.

You'll need only about 300 extra calories during your pregnancy, and even fewer than that during your first trimester. You will need more of certain foods, as your dietary requirements increase once you're pregnant. You'll need to increase your intake of breads and cereals, up to nine servings per day. Have at least three servings of calcium, which is found in dairy products such as milk and yogurt. You can even get the calcium you need from skim milk, which has the same amount as whole milk.

Protein is essential to keep your body functioning, so have three servings per day. Lean meat, fish and eggs are all good sources of protein. If you're vegetarian or vegan, dried beans and nuts are good sources or protein.

A prenatal vitamin will make up for any deficiencies in your diet, and provide the extra vitamins and minerals that are required for pregnancy. There are many supplements available, and your physician can help you decide which one will be most beneficial for you.

There are some exceptions to the eating for two rules. If you are underweight, your doctor may recommend a diet that's higher in fat to get your weight up to a healthy level. Or, if you are a teenager your nutritional requirements w...

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