Got a bun in the oven? Surprisingly enough, we aren't referring to baking a loaf of bread.
Ahead, learn which foods expecting mothers should be adding to their diet.
Lentils, chock full of B vitamin, are notoriously good for pregnant women, being that they need extra protein on the daily. These beans are also fiber-rich to help ward off some of the many cravings to expect.
The perfect mid-day snack for pregnant women? Yogurt! Expecting moms are typically encouraged to eat alot of yogurt, since it contains protein, but more importantly, calcium, which is crucial for both the mother and the baby.
Yet another excuse to add avocados to your diet: The green Latin fruit offers endless amounts of vitamins, including folate, potassium, vitamin E and more. Reports even show that eating avocados may reduce feelings of nausea or morning sickness.
While raw fish is no-no during pregnancy, cooked fish, such as salmon, tuna and shrimp, are encouraged. Getting enough omega-3 fatty acids is crucial in the baby's brain development. Eating assorted nuts is another way to get enough of this vitamin.
Fruits & Veggies
You've heard it time and time again: fruits and vegetables should be a main component in your diet. If pregnant, keep your intake colorful and assorted, but always be sure it's properly washed.