Your baby relies on you to provide the nutrition necessary for healthy growth and development. And what you eat also keeps you healthy. Lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, dairy and whole grains are your best bets for more energy, to feel better and be healthier during and after pregnancy.
Take in at least 400 micrograms of folic acid each day to prevent the most common spinal cord birth defects—you can get this through the foods you choose, like leafy greens, and daily prenatal vitamins.
For constipation, try increasing the fiber in your diet through more leafy greens, vegetables and whole grains. Experts at the USDA’s “ChooseMyPlate.gov” recommend the following foods especially during pregnancy for the healthiest diet possible:
Gain a Breast Pump & Supplies under the ACA Breast pumps are available for many expectant moms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through mom's health insurance company. Here's how to ask about what benefits may be available to you.
PregSource Asks Pregnant Moms to Share Pregnancy Experiences PregSource is a "crowd-sourcing" website where pregnant women share their experiences with researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). You're invited to participate!
Avoid these foods and eating habits during pregnancy What to eat, and what to avoid, during pregnancy. These lists will ensure you know just what you need during pregnancy.