What we eat is important at any time in our lives, but nutrition during pregnancy is particularly critical. We’ve all heard the expression “eating for two,” and while that doesn’t quite mean that you need to double your intake of food (phew!), it does mean that you need to consider what counts as a healthy pregnancy diet, for both you and your growing baby.
But what exactly is a healthy pregnancy diet? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the principles of pregnancy nutrition and break down everything you need to know about what food is safe to eat as well as the food to avoid during your pregnancy.
There’s a lot of information to take in, and we know it can be overwhelming, so it might help to make a pregnancy diet chart or list to stick on the fridge to help you figure out what’s what. And as always, if you have any questions or concerns, reach out to your health care provider.
With that in mind, let’s get started. We’ve dug through the research and enlisted the expert help of nutritionist Laura Cordella to separate fact from fiction when it comes to nutrition during pregnancy.