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These Pregnancy Meal Plans were created to meet the needs of pregnant women. They’re specific to each of the three trimesters. They also help to prevent or control gestational diabetes. By following this diet during pregnancy, you’ll be sure to eat what’s best for both you and your baby.
"Women's nutrition, before and during pregnancy, may play a key role in reproductive health and is recognised as being important for optimising pregnancy outcomes."
Source: Ramakrishnan, U., Grant, F., Goldenberg, T., Zongrone, A. and Martorell, R. (2012), Effect of Women's Nutrition before and during Early Pregnancy on Maternal and Infant Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 26: 285–301. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3016.2012.01281.x
Our Pregnancy Meal Plans are simple and easy to integrate into your everyday routine. We provide you with all the information, tools, and professional help you need to eat well during your pregnancy.
No matter which plan you choose, you benefit from:
When I got pregnant, I followed the pregnancy menu and was in great shape for 9 months. My baby is in good health, and they congratulated me on having excellent blood iron levels for a woman who had just given birth. Incredible! I am absolutely certain that your balanced menus are worthwhile. A huge thank you again.
- Marie-Eve R.
"It’s now a well-documented fact that we can reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease by about 80% if we adopt healthy lifestyle habits [...] And it’s also equally well known that diet modification is the most difficult challenge [...] SOS Cuisine is a tool of the highest quality to help you adopt and maintain a Mediterranean diet. The SOS Cuisine website is very professionally designed and it is convenient to use. We recommend the SOS Cuisine services to all our patients and everyone who wishes to improve their diet."
Dr. Martin Juneau, MD, MSc(Psy), FRCP(C)
Cardiologist, Director of Prevention (Montreal Heart Institute), Professor (Department of Medicine, University of Montreal)
Our pregnancy meal plans meet the recommendations of Canada's Food Guide. They are designed to provide approximately 50% of your energy from carbohydrates, which are evenly distributed throughout the day as recommended by the Canadian Diabetes Association. By choosing the pregnancy meal plans at the calorie level that is right for you, you will meet, without tedious calculations or extra effort, all the recommendations to help you control your gestational diabetes. Also, the high fibre content of the meal plan not only helps regularity and satiety, but certain types of fibre, included in our meal plans, can help control your blood glucose. So be reassured, with SOSCuisine, you are in good hands!
Cheese is an important dairy product to include in the diet of pregnant women, mainly for its calcium content. However, one must be careful with the choice of cheese. To minimize the risk of contamination which could be harmful to you and your baby, raw milk (unpasteurized) cheeses should be avoided. Also, even if made from pasteurized milk, blue cheese, soft cheeses such as brie or camembert, and some fresh cheeses such as Queso Fresco, Blanco, Panela or Halloumi, should not be eaten. Our meal plans exclude these products because contamination may occur after the pasteurization step.
Some cold cuts and deli meats must indeed be avoided during pregnancy, but not all. Uncooked or smoked meats, such as prosciutto or Bayonne ham are carefully absent from our menus because they must be avoided. Non-dried deli meats such as cold cuts can be eaten if they are heated properly and come from commercial packaging. Another option is to cook meat at home.
Our Pregnancy Meal Plans comply fully with the recommendations of the following expert sources in the field:
IMPORTANT: The information provided on this website does not replace a medical consultation and is not intended for self diagnosis. We recommend that you seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare professional before undertaking a change to your diet or lifestyle. See Terms & Conditions.
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