Mary Lynn Lipscomb Answers
Dr. Weston A. Price traveled the world almost 100 years ago looking for the healthiest people on the planet. When he found them (based on their dental health) he studied what they ate.
Almost every tribe or group in this category fed pregnant women special "sacred" foods since they understood the importance of nutrition in pregnancy.
From the Weston A. Price Foundation, president Sally Fallon in her article entitled: Diet for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers, outlines those and other foods that should be consumed by women during pregnancy:
By Sally Fallon Morell
Diet for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers
Cod Liver Oil to supply 20,000 IU vitamin A and 2000 IU vitamin D per day, which is provided by 2 teaspoons high vitamin cod liver oil (Green Pasture brand).
1 quart (or 32 ounces) whole milk daily, preferably raw and from pasture-fed cows (learn more about raw milk on our website A Campaign for Real Milk,
4 tablespoons butter daily, preferably from pasture-fed cows
2 or more eggs daily, preferably from pastured chickens
Additional egg yolks daily, added to smoothies, salad dressings, scrambled eggs, etc.
3-4 ounces fresh liver, once or twice per week (If you have been told to avoid liver for fear of getting “too much Vitamin A,” be sure to read Vitamin A Saga) on this website
Fresh seafood, 2-4 times per week, particularly wild salmon, shellfish and fish eggs
Fresh beef or lamb daily, always consumed with the fat
Oily fish or lard daily, for vitamin D
2 tablespoons coconut oil daily, used in cooking or smoothies, etc.
Lacto-fermented condiments and beverages
Bone broths used in soups, stews and sauces
Soaked whole grains
Fresh vegetables and fruits
Trans fatty acids (e.g., hydrogenated oils)
Commercial fried foods
Drugs (even prescription drugs)
IMPORTANT WARNING: Cod liver oil contains substantial levels of omega-3 EPA, which can cause numerous health problems, such as hemorrhaging during the birth process, if not balanced by arachidonic acid (ARA), an omega-6 fatty acid found in liver, egg yolks and meat fats. Please do not add cod liver oil to a diet that is deficient in these important animal foods. It is important to follow our diet for pregnant mothers in its entirety, not just selected parts of it.
Go to www.westonaprice.org for THE BEST nutrition information to guide you during pregnancy, while breast feeding AND for your infant.