What is the best way to ensure you’re getting the vitamins and minerals you need for you and your developing baby? From eating nutrition-dense foods, of course! Check out our Weekly Meal Plans to find out how to get all the vitamins and minerals you and your little one need! Even so, taking a prenatal vitamin is recommended to help meet your increased needs during pregnancy. Bonus: Research reveals that women who take a daily multivitamin before conception may experience fewer episodes of nausea and vomiting during the first trimester.
Around the world, different cultures have different ideas about what pregnant women should eat or avoid. Here at Pregnancy Bites, we want to give you plenty of options while keeping you and your baby safe.
During pregnancy, the immune system changes to protect both you and your growing baby. This increases the risk of being affected by certain foodborne illness, more commonly known as food poisoning.
If you are pregnant, you’ve no doubt heard the saying: “You’re eating for two now.” In a way, it’s true. What you eat and drink will directly affect your growing baby, so it is important to be mindful of what you consume. (See our article here on what foods to avoid during pregnancy).
Where the “eating for two” saying can get you into trouble, however, is thinking pregnancy gives you license to eat twice the calories.