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Nurturing Two: A Pregnancy Nutritionist’s Guide to Debunking Common Myths


In the journey of pregnancy, amidst the excitement and anticipation, there’s an avalanche of advice, especially about nutrition. But not all advice is created equal, and myths often cloud the landscape. Here at The Health Studio, under the guidance of our experienced Pregnancy Nutritionist, Richa Doshi, we’re committed to unraveling these misconceptions to ensure both mother and baby thrive.

Myth 1: “Eating for Two”

The notion of “eating for two” is a pervasive myth that can lead to overindulgence. But our dietician for Pregnancy emphasize a balanced approach. During the first trimester, your body’s caloric needs remain stable. It’s about quality over quantity—prioritize a nutrient-rich diet, hydration, and prenatal vitamins. As you progress, a modest increase of 340 calories in the second trimester and 450 calories in the third trimester suffices. Focus on wholesome foods, like fat-free dairy, protein, and whole grains, while staying mindful of portion sizes as recommended by our pregnancy nutritionist.

Myth 2: Avoiding All Fish

While concerns about mercury in fish are valid, not all seafood is off-limits. Certain varieties, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in mercury, are actually beneficial for fetal brain development, suggest by our dietician for pregnancy. Embrace choices like salmon, trout, and sardines, but steer clear of high-mercury options such as shark and swordfish. At The Health Studio, our expert pregnancy nutritionist advocate for informed seafood consumption, ensuring both safety and nourishment.

Myth 3: Supplements Replace a Healthy Diet

Prenatal vitamins are essential allies, especially for meeting the increased demands of pregnancy. However, they are supplements, not substitutes for a balanced diet. Our Pregnancy Nutritionist recommends a prenatal vitamin with adequate folic acid to prevent neural tube defects. Additionally, for those not consuming sufficient low-mercury fish, a fish oil supplement can be beneficial. But remember, they complement, rather than replace, a nutritious eating plan.

Myth 4: Drinking Enough Water

Hydration is a cornerstone of maternal well-being. Adequate water intake—about 2-3 liters per day—is essential, with a slight increase during pregnancy to support physiological changes. At The Health Studio, our dietician for pregnancy emphasizes the importance of hydration in preventing complications like constipation and supporting overall health. Make hydration a habit by keeping a water bottle handy throughout the day.

Myth 5: Weight Gain Should Be the Same for Everyone

Pregnancy weight gain isn’t one-size-fits-all. It varies based on pre-pregnancy BMI, and individualized goals are crucial. Our Pregnancy Nutritionist provides tailored recommendations, aligning with guidelines to ensure optimal health for both mother and baby. Whether you’re underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese, we’re here to support you on your unique journey.


In conclusion, by dispelling common myths and embracing evidence-based practices, you can navigate pregnancy nutrition with confidence. At The Health Studio, under the guidance of Dietitian Richa Doshi, we prioritize your well-being, offering personalized support every step of the way. Consult with our dietician for pregnancy to tailor your nutrition plan to your specific needs because your health and your baby’s health are our top priorities.

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