Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy is very important.

In fact, you may need 350–500 extra calories each day during the second and third trimesters (2).

A diet lacking in key nutrients may negatively affect the baby’s development.

Poor eating habits and excess weight gain may also increase your risk of gestational diabetes and pregnancy or birth complications.

Put simply, choosing healthy, nutritious foods will help ensure the health of you and your baby.

During this time, your body needs additional nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

It will also make it a lot easier to lose the pregnancy weight after you’ve given birth.

Here are 13 highly nutritious foods to eat when you’re pregnant.

1- Dairy Products

2- Legumes

3- Sweet potatoes

4- Salmon

5- Eggs

6- Broccoli and Dark, Leafy Greens

7- Lean meat

8- Fish Liver Oil

9- Berries

10- Whole grains

11- Avocados

12- Dried fruits

13- Water

If your have any questions, please consult your doctor.