What extra nutrients do I need in pregnancy?

Good nutrition in pregnancy is essential.

During pregnancy the food a mother consumes provides fuel for the baby’s growth and development – on top of  keeping mum healthy!

This is a really important time to eat nutrient-dense foods as nutrient requirements increase. Try and eat regular meals and snacks based around whole foods – fruit and vegetables, whole grain foods, dairy foods, meat, fish, nuts and seeds.

Important nutrients include protein, iron, iodine, calcium and folate.

A folate supplement before conception and for the first three months of pregnancy is also recommended.

An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) can help you to plan and implement a healthy pregnancy eating plan.