Being pregnant is a wonderful time, even if it isn’t the most comfortable thing you’ll ever go through. While you are growing your new baby, it’s important to eat the right foods to help him or her grow and develop normally. The foods you eat will go to your baby, but they will also benefit you as well. Talk to your doctor about how many calories you need. In the meantime, these foods are great options for both mom and baby.
1. Pour Yourself a Bowl of Cereal
Most kinds of cereal are fortified with nutrients that are important during pregnancy. One of the most vital is folate, a B vitamin that helps prevent neural tube birth defects. Many kinds of fortified cereals contain more than half of the folate you need during an average day so it makes a great way to start the morning. Cereal is actually a great meal anytime during your pregnancy and the milk you pour on top makes it even better for you and your baby.