You are now responsible for nourishing another person as well as yourself. Your baby’s health and well-being depends on you.

Nutrition in Pregnancy

In This Section

Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal vitamins are a good way to increase your iron levels and are recommended before and during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Weight Gain

Pregnancy is not a time to diet. You will need to increase the calories you consume as your baby develops. “Eating for two” is a common saying during pregnancy and it means your baby eats what you eat, so quality is important – it doesn’t mean you need to eat two of everything!