When I first found out I was pregnant I drove myself crazy trying to figure out what I could and couldn’t eat to make sure I stayed healthy for the next nine months.
If you’re pregnant or looking to be pregnant soon then you get it. You’ve probably already exhausted yourself by Googling how to have a healthy pregnancy. Google is never a pregnant woman’s friend. I spent too many late nights fretting over mercury levels, the effect of caffeine on a baby and reading the labels on pre-natal vitamins (who knew they weren’t all created equal?!).
I joined Parsley Health to try to optimize my chances of getting pregnant after the age of 35, the age at which most traditional OB/GYNs start referring to you as a geriatric mother whether you like it or not. Thankfully Dr. Robin Berzin never once referred to me as geriatric, senior, older or any derivation of those adjectives.
I got pregnant within a few months of following Parsley Health diet guidelines and I’ve been following Dr. Berzin’s pregnancy diet ever since. It’s been a lifesaver for me and I know it will be for you too.
The first time I asked what I should be eating Dr. Berzin couldn’t say her answer loud enough. “EAT REAL FOOD!” she practically shouted. She continued: “The simple answer is that you want to be eating real, whole unprocessed foods. Avoid chemicals dyes and preservatives. Focus on protein , greens and healthy fats that nourish baby’s brain. Too many women live in terror of eating foods the wrong foods. They believe they are eating a healthy diet if they avoid foods like raw fish and raw cheese. Avoiding these foods doesn’t grow a healthy baby. That just helps you avoid issues like infections and parasites. That’s important, but the other half of the story is what you do eat.”
Here is what you need on a daily and weekly basis during pregnancy. We call this the Parsley Health Recipe for a Healthy Baby: