Home > Parenting > Tools Am I eating to optimise my pregnancy? All sections in Tools » Fitness » Diet » Mind » Medical » General Take this quiz to make sure you're giving your growing baby all the nutrition it needs. Are you taking a folic acid supplement of at least 400 ug? Not at allOnly during the first 12 weeks of pregnancyAt least three months before and during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy How many meals/snacks are you eating daily? One to twoThreeFour or more Are you eating carbohydrate-rich foods (one portion = one slice bread, 1/2 cup of pasta, rice or cereal, one medium potato, 3-4 crackers etc.) at regular times during the day? One to two portionsThree to four portionsFive or more portions Have you increased your total food intake if you were underweight or at a normal weight at the start of pregnancy? No or not applicable (was overweight before pregnancy)Yes How many portions (one portion = 3/4 cup) of calcium-rich foods (e.g. dairy products, tofu, beans, green leafy vegetables) are you eating daily? One or fewer portionsTwo portionsThree or more portions How many portions (one portion = one matchbox size) of iron-rich foods (e.g. meat, chicken, oily fish, legumes, fortified cereals, eggs, dried fruit etc.) are you eating daily? One portion or lessTwo to three portionsFour or more portions How many portions of fruit (fresh/dried/juice) are you consuming daily? Less than oneOne to twoThree or more How many cups of fluid (water, caffeine-free and alcohol-free drinks) are you drinking daily? Three or lessFour to sevenEight or more How many caffeine-containing drinks (e.g. cup of coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks) or foods (e.g. chocolate) are you having daily? More than threeTwo to threeOne or less How many drinks or foods containing artificial sweeteners do you have daily? More than threeTwo to threeOne or less How many alcohol-containing drinks do you have? More than one drink a day or more than four times per weekOne drink a day and not more than four times per weekNone or no more than one to three drinks per week How often do you eat foods rich in fibre (e.g. whole grain cereals, bread, crackers, rice, fruit, vegetables)? Less than three times per dayThree to four times per dayFive or more times per day Do you take a multivitamin- and mineral supplement on a daily basis? No or only sometimesYes Do you eat any of the following regularly during pregnancy? Raw eggs, liver, unpasteurised milk and soft cheeses. At least once a weekAbout once a monthTry to avoid it completely Diet Tools Fitness Tools General Tools Medical Tools Mind Tools Am I eating correctly to lose weight? Am I eating correctly to stabilise my blood sugar levels? Am I eating right for my diabetes? Am I eating right to improve insulin resistance? Am I eating to control PMS? 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