It’s true that when a woman is pregnant she is eating for two, but the baby is very, very small and doesn’t eat very much! In fact, a growing baby needs only an extra 350 calories a day, which is roughly the number of calories in:
- A bagel with cream cheese OR
- Two glasses of low-fat milk OR
- An open-face PB&J sandwich
So a pregnant mom doesn’t need much more food — what she really needs is quality food, meals and snacks that are high in nutrients but low in calories. Eating healthy foods during pregnancy is not a diet – just a smart and easy way to be sure a mom and baby are getting the vitamins and minerals they both need for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Pregnancy meals can affect a baby for life!
Wow – that’s a strong statement, but research shows that a woman’s food choices during pregnancy can affect whether her baby will develop diseases later in life, such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Happy Birth Way’s Easy Eating for Two makes it simple to know what food choices to make during pregnancy. The three secrets in selecting foods are:
That’s it! Every day, simply choosing a variety of high quality foods in an array of colors, pair them with sunshine and water, and there’s a good chance a woman will be getting most of nutrients she and her baby need for optimal health.
Sometimes a supplement can help ensure that we’re getting all the nutrients we need when we’re pregnant. Essentials offers a fantastic prenatal vitamin. Details about the product can be found by clicking on the picture: