Now you’re eating for two, a healthy diet is even more important. Follow our A-Z of foods to add to your shopping list, to ensure your little one gets all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals she needs
Orange fruit and veg contain the kind of vitamin A needed to boost your immune system. "It also helps your baby's lungs develop," says Rana Conway, PP's nutrition specialist and author of What to Eat When You're Pregnant. Avoid liver which contains the wrong sort of vitamin A.
It's vital to get folic acid into your body during the first trimester to guard your baby against spina bifida. Brussels sprouts are a good source of folic acid, but you'll need to take a supplement as well to make sure you get enough.
"Protein is needed for the growth of your baby and placenta, as well as for the changes taking place in your own body," says Rana. Chicken is an excellent low-fat protein. Thighs are cheap as well as being dead tasty.
A tasty low-fat snack, raisins are also a great source of fibre. "Fibre will prevent you from getting constipated," says Rana. Keep a bag handy throughout pregnancy.
"The thiamin found in eggs converts carbohydrates into energy - essential for your baby's brain development," says Dawn Bates, editor of Babycentre's Pregnancy Questions and Answers.
"Oily fish helps with your baby's brain and eye development," says Rana. "It's also a good source of vitamin D, which your baby will need for the first few months of life." However, you should make sure you eat no more than two portions of oily fish a week.
"The copper found in green veg like broccoli, helps form your baby's heart and blood vessels," says Dawn.
Planning to avoid honey during your pregnancy as you've heard it's not safe for young babies? Don't worry, a pregnant woman can safely eat honey as long as it's pasteurised. Most honey you buy off the shelf will be OK.
You should be drinking at least 1.2 litres of fluids a day, but if you're getting bored of plain water, whip out a lolly to make hydration more interesting.
Check the variety you buy isn't full of added sugar, or invest in a juicer and make your own vitamin C-packed version.
A good source of protein for vegetarian mums-to-be, which you'll need for your body and baby.
"Vitamin B12 is needed for the body to be able to process folic acid and it's found in almost all foods of animal origin including lamb, beef and pork," says Rana.
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