I originally posted this article on my personal blog, TiffanyStaples.com last week, but after thinking about it, it's too important not to share with all of our He and She readers! Nutrition in pregnancy is vital to the survival of both you and the baby throughout the pregnancy. It's important to remember that you aren't just ingesting the food you put into your body - so is your baby. He/She is depending on those nutrients to build proper brain function, fully functional organs, healthy bones and the fat stores it desperately needs. Your baby can only get what it needs from you!
Here are the basics of Dr. Brewer's nutritional research as taught by The Bradley Method, as well as a few suggestions for foods to eat to satisfy each required category (only suggestions - there are many more options):