A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time but is especially vital if you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby to develop and grow.

You do not need to go on a special diet, but it's important to eat a variety of different foods every day to get the right balance of nutrients that you and your baby need.

It's best to get vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat, but when you're pregnant you need to take a folic acid supplement as well, to make sure you get everything you need.

 

For further information go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/healthy-pregnancy-diet/.

 

For information on foods to avoid go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/foods-to-avoid-pregnant/.