Your baby isn’t making lunch requests. But it is true what they say about pregnant women eating for two—you are making the meal decisions for two people! When it comes to eating healthy while pregnant, you want to consume foods rich in nutrients AND foods that will ensure those nutrients are making it to your baby.
Protein builds the foundation for the body. Approximately 10% of your diet should consist of protein-rich foods like these:
Vitamin C will help your baby have healthy tissue-growth and gums. Here is a list of foods high in Vitamin C:
Give your baby some fresh air! It is especially important for pregnant women to get enough iron. Iron plays a crucial role in circulating blood cells through the body to deliver oxygen to all the cells, allowing the organs to function properly. Here is a list of iron-rich foods:
Dark Leafy Greens
Worried about bone health? Here is a great motivator to get more calcium—your baby’s growing bones need it more than ever! Good sources of Calcium include:
Low-Fat cottage Cheese