13 Things You Should Know About Food If You’re Pregnant

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Good news: You’re eating for two! Bad news: Doctors say that’s actually only an extra 300 calories a day. 😦

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Congrats! You're pregnant. A healthy diet is now more important than ever.

Congrats! You're pregnant. A healthy diet is now more important than ever.

Whether or not you're used to eating a healthy diet, you probably know that now, it's not just about you anymore. Your doctor can offer specifics about what this means for you but in general, you'll want to eat plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins — specifics will vary from woman to woman, depending on her age, height, weight, physical activity level and stage of pregnancy. Variety is important, too, because different foods have different nutrients, and you want all of them.

Check out the USDA's Daily Food Plan for Moms to get a better idea of what your diet should look like and, of course, be sure to discuss any questions with your doctor.

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