Basics of Babies: Holiday eating tips for pregnant women

DENVER - We just made it through Thanksgiving, and now we're heading for Christmas -- and we all know watching your diet this time of year can be tought. 

Our partners at St. Joseph's hospital have some basic tips to help expecting mothers get through the holidays:

  • Doctors say you should be drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day
  • Make sure you have a lot of colors o your plate
  • Try to eat in moderation

One thing doctor's say pregnant women often ask about is sea food, so what do doctors have to say about it? 

"That's actually a great source of protein," said Lee Stigler, medical director of St. Joseph's Hospital Nursery. "The main thing is to try to choose seafood a little bit lower in mercury -- shrimp or salmon would be good choices. Tuna is OK to eat, but probably limit that to 6 ounces a week."

If you're pregnant, doctors say you should also make sure you're taking prenatal vitamins, and get the right amount of sleep.  

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