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Pregnancy

      Eating for 2

      A recent study into pregnancy nutrition shows that two-thirds of pregnant women are confused by dietary guidelines, with a quarter at risk of consuming far more food than is considered healthy1.

      Yet Eating for 2 shouldn’t mean eating twice as much; it should mean eating a healthy pregnancy diet rich in nutrients to support your baby’s development.

      That’s why we’ve devised a range of delicious, balanced pregnancy recipes to help you enjoy a healthier pregnancy, that can help shape a healthier future for your baby.

      Lorraine Pascale

      @lorrainepascale

      With the help of our expert nutritionists, best-selling author and TV chef Lorraine Pascale has contributed a range of simple, healthy recipes to our collection, all designed to provide vitamins and minerals which support your baby’s needs.

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       Choose a category and be inspired by our simple pregnancy recipes.

      Pregnant women reaching the daily recommended intake of approx. 2000 calories only need around 200 kcals more each day in the third trimester2.

      That’s around the same as two slices of wholemeal toast with margarine.

      The right nutrition matters

      What you eat during pregnancy can have a long-lasting effect on shaping the development of your baby's immunity3-5. Find out more about the power of your pregnancy diet.

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      Get the full recipe cookbook

      Download our pregnancy recipe cookbook to have every recipe in one easy place.

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        1. Aptaclub survey. June 2018. 1,500 people (1,118 of whom are currently pregnant or have been pregnant). 

        2. NHS. Do I have to eat for two when pregnant? [Online] 2017 Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/pregnancy/healthy-eating-pregnancy#food-two [Accessed 21 June 2018].

        3. Jennewein MF, Abu-Raya B, Jiang Y et al. Transfer of maternal immunity and programming of the newborn immune system. Semin Immunopathol. 2017; 39(6): 605-613.

        4. Chu DM, Meyer KM, Prince AL, et al. Impact of maternal nutrition in pregnancy and lactation on offspring gut microbial composition and function. Gut Microbes. 2016;7(6):459-470.

        5. Romano-Keeler J, Weitkamp JH. Maternal influences on fetal microbial colonization and immune development. Pediatric research. 2015;77(0):189-195.

      Last reviewed: 7th September 2018

      Pregnancy diet rules

       Find answers to your questions about foods to eat and foods to avoid in pregnancy.

      Your baby's future health begins here

      Your baby's future health begins here

      At Aptaclub, we believe that experience helps to build resilience; that each new encounter, whether in pregnancy or after birth, can shape your baby’s future development. With our scientific expertise and one-to-one round the clock support, we can help you and your baby embrace tomorrow.

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