What should I eat during week 35 of pregnancy?

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Eating a balanced, nutrient dense diet is important. The large size of the uterus is compressing the gastric cavity (stomach) and may cause heart-burn, indigestion or nausea. Many women find it easier to eat frequent, smaller meals. It is important to drink adequate fluids to prevent constipation and to maintain circulatory volume in anticipation of the work of labor.

At 35 weeks of pregnancy, your baby is still growing. Therefore, it is important that you eat a diet rich in calcium, iron, and protein. These nutrients help the baby grow and develop fully. It is also important that you include foods like yogurt, fruits, and vegetables in your diet so that you do not suffer the side effects of a nutrient deficiency, such as anemia (a lack of iron in the blood). Because your baby is so big, it presses on your stomach and may make digestion uncomfortable. You may want to try eating smaller meals several times throughout the day to prevent stomachaches or indigestion.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.