Wat weten we over zwangerschap & keto?

What we know about pregnancy & keto?

Mar 29, 2021Jasper Maalderink

Congratulations! You're pregnant and I wish you all the best. If you are considering eating keto whether this does, I have good news for you. A healthy lifestyle is ketogenic safe.

But maar..maar..maar..maar.

I can not stress enough; The goal of eating a healthy ketogenic diet during pregnancy is not - and should not - to fall off.

So eat a variety of foods to provide adequate nutrition during pregnancy during each trimester for both you and your child.

As long as you eat enough calories to support a healthy growing baby, you can keto food.

All pregnant women need to know that, in general, urine ketones (shown as a pink to purple color on urine strips) or blood ketones in the range of between 0.5 (with or without gestational diabetes and women with diabetes type 2), - 3 mmol / L indicate that you are in are ketosis, ie using fat, no carbohydrates as your main source of energy.

This is not dangerous.

However, when urine ketones are coupled to an uncontrolled high blood sugar levels, this can lead to ketoacidosis. If you are at risk of ketoacidosis and you have the following symptoms, go immediately to the emergency room because ketoacidosis can be fatal (*).

Ketosis (safe, elevated ketonwaarden as a result of reduction of carbohydrate), and ketoacidosis (dangerously high ketonenwaarden occur in a deficiency of insulin) are two very different things.

Common symptoms of ketoacidosis include excessive thirst, frequent urination, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, confusion).

Hormones during pregnancy usually tend to higher insulin levels (no shortage insulin levels, as seen in ketoacidosis). Therefore the dangerous ketoacidosis should not be a problem when following a ketogenic diet.


If you choose to keto eat while you are pregnant, you know you are not alone. Doctors and pregnant women can confirm the safety and efficacy of the ketogenic diet during pregnancy.

American Dr. Michael Fox, fertility specialist at the Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine, and Dr. Robert Kiltz recommend a ketogenic diet to all their patients, not just those with bloedsuikerspiegel- or infertility problems.

There are hundreds of women "Which have been fully nonketotic pregnancies without any adverse effects. It is perfectly safe for women to follow a ketogenic diet during pregnancy. Women in ancient times were certainly nonketotic during pregnancy "Says Dr. Fox.

According to Dr. Fox is a ketogenic diet safe during pregnancy. And it can also help in relieving morning sickness and pregnancy-related medical conditions, such as reducing the number of abortions and reduce the risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes.

Dr. Fox used the ketogenic diet for his patients because the diet helps to stabilize the blood sugar. He believes that women experience nausea / morning sickness due to hormonal changes caused by high insulin levels and low blood sugar.

Because the extra calorie intake during pregnancy is minimal, it is important to be rich foods to eat nutrients that are essential for the baby. These nutrients include docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), iron, iodine, calcium, folic acid and vitamin D (*).

All these nutrients are easily found in the protein and plant foods eaten during a ketogenic diet.

Specific ketogenic foods provide the necessary nutrients for your baby

With so few extra calories to eat during your pregnancy, it seems wise to add the necessary nutrients that the baby needs.

It is important to select foods that contain these nutrients.

DHA: Fish (salmon, trout, sardines), seaweed and other sea vegetables.

Walnuts, chia, linseed and pumpkin seeds contain omega-3, but their alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) must be converted into DHA.

These vegetables are good sources of ALA: Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower.

Iron: red meat, spirulina, liver, pistachio nuts, spinach, sardines, dark chocolate

Iodine: seafood, seaweed, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, egg yolk calcium: sardines, dairy products (cheese, yogurt or kefir), kale, okra, bok choy, almonds, broccoli

Folic acid: spinach, kale, nuts / seeds, avocado, asparagus
Vitamin D: egg yolk, liver oil, sardines, beef liver, wild caught salmon

So if you do not eat these foods, replace the foods that are not so important to the baby (starch and edited or high-glycemic carbohydrates) through these foods to promote the growth and development of your baby.

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Comments (2)

  • Hoi Kim en anderen die dit lezen. Heb je begeleiding gehad die achter deze methode staat? Ik ben opzoek naar een arts die me kan begeleiden in het zwanger worden en zwanger zijn terwijl ik volledig keto eet. Een side note: ik heb LADA (laat ontwikkelde type 1 diabetes) en heb al veel ervaring met het keto dieet en diabetes maar voor de volgende stal heb ik wel begeleiding nodig. Mocht jij, of iemand anders, hier iemand of iets voor weten, hoor ik het graag! Groetjes Anneloes

  • Hele zwangerschap keto gegeten, bakken met eiwit en vet, heel veel vlees en vis behoefte, super fitte zwangerschap gehad.


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