RDI Tables for Pregnancy

RDI Tables for Pregnancy

Author -  Emily Hope

RDI tables for carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals for pregnancy.

Vitamin and Mineral RDIs for Pregnancy

Nutrient Recommended Dietary Intake per day
Vitamin A (retinol equivalents) 14-18 years = 700µg

19-50 years = 800µg

Vitamin B12 2.6µg
Folate (folate equivalents) 600µg
Vitamin C 14-18 years = 40mg

19-50 years = 60mg

Vitamin D AI1 = 5µg
Vitamin E 14-18 years: AI1 = 8mg

19-50 years: AI1 = 7mg

Vitamin K 60µg
Calcium 14-18 years = 1300mg

19-50 years = 1000mg

Iodine 220µg
Iron 27mg
Zinc 14-18 years = 10mg

19-50 years = 11mg

Selenium 65 µg
Sodium AI1 = 460-920mg

1AI = Adequate Intake. An adequate Intake is used when an RDI cannot be determined. It is the average daily nutrient intake level based on observed or experimentally determined estimates of nutrient intakes by a group of apparently healthy people that are assumed to be adequate.

Carbohydrate, protein, fat & fibre RDIs for Pregnancy

Nutrient Recommended Dietary Intake per day
Carbohydrate At least 6 servings per day1
Protein 14- 18 years = 58g

19-50 years = 60g

Linoleic Acid AI1 = 10mg
α-Linolenic Acid AI1 = 1.0mg
Dietary Fibre 14- 18 years = 25g

19-50 years = 28g

 1Ministry of Health. Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women. 2006. Wellington, New Zealand