During pregnancy is the perfect time for moms to begin to educate themselves on what's best for themselves and for their baby, like focusing on a healthy, balanced diet filled with whole, unprocessed foods.
Vitamins + Minerals
Throughout all trimesters of a woman's pregnancy, it's more important than ever for her to give her body - AND her developing fetus' - the vitamins + minerals they both need to grow, develop, and thrive. Prenatal mamas need to fill up their tank a little more often with quality nutrients; it's a good idea to eat five or six small meals throughout the day to keep energy levels consistent. Larger meals can trigger fatigue, energy crashing, and heartburn. It also helps to remember that although Mom-to-be is eating for more than just herself, she's not really "eating for two," (when it comes to portions) so it's best to keep meals small, healthy and proportionate. It's important to eat a balanced diet to stay energized; Mama's little peanut needs proper nutrition to grow their organs, bones and brain tissue.
The best choices when it comes to healthy foods are natural, unprocessed foods – whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, and high-quality proteins. That being said, there are some foods that are especially packed with a nutritional punch – aka, “superfoods.” Superfoods have the vitamins + minerals Mom and her baby needs to thrive during pregnancy.