Getting the Best Nutrition for Your Baby
During pregnancy, the baby is relying on mom to provide the nutrients needed to grow and develop. For this reason, it is especially important to follow a well-balanced healthy diet which includes food from each food group. However, pregnant women do have increased needs of calcium, iron, and folate, so a daily prenatal vitamin is recommended prior to conception, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding. It may also be beneficial to take a DHA supplement containing omega 3 fatty acid which helps in proper brain development in the baby.