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Tag: foods to eat when pregnant

What to Eat and What to Avoid Eating During Pregnancy

Published March 13, 2012        by Sarah

xjason.rogersx1 150x150 What to Eat and What to Avoid Eating During PregnancyEating well during your pregnancy is one of the most important ways to make sure your baby grows strong and healthy. He’s relying on you for his nutrients; in that way, you really are eating for two!  Many women say, “Well, I’m going to gain weight anyway; I may as well skip the veggies and go right for the baby cookies.”  It doesn’t quite work that way.  Your baby needs vitamins and minerals, not sugar!  Plus, gaining too much weight can be harmful to your health and that of the baby.  So eating right is important – but how do you do it? First, know how many calories you need to shoot for.  During the first trimester, you do not need to increase your calorie intake at all.  In fact, this is one of the miracles of being a mom: you produce a hormone called HCG, which nourishes Read more