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DeKalb / Decatur
2801 North Decatur Road
Suite 190
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-299-9307

Gwinnett / Stone Mountain
1805 Parke Plaza Circle SW
Suite 102
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: 770-469-9961


Stone Mountain

Vitamins, Nutrition & Weight Gain

While you're pregnant, you should consume the following each day through diet or supplements:

Vitamins, Nutrition & Weight Gain provided by at Gynecology and Obstetrics of Dekalb
  • Folic acid 400-800 micrograms (until the end of the first trimester)
  • Iron 30 mg (or be screened for anemia)
  • Vitamin D 600 international units
  • Calcium 1,000 mg

It's important to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet during pregnancy. Typically, pregnant women should increase their caloric intake a small amount - 200-300 calories a day.

  • Underweight (BMI < 18.5) should gain 28-40 pounds
  • Normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) should gain 25-35 pounds
  • Overweight (BMI 25-29.9) should gain 15-25 pounds
  • Obese (BMI 30.0 or more) should gain 11-20 pounds

Remember: Avoid alcohol, drugs and any form of tobacco product.

For more information, see Pregnancy Dos and Don'ts.