Nutritional Needs in Pregnancy

When you are planning a pregnancy or find yourself pregnant what sorts of thoughts do you have about your nutrition? You want your baby to thrive, so is it enough to eat a balanced diet as per the Eatwell Guide and let nature do the rest? It’s hard to know where to seek trustworthy information so I was very excited to read this guide about the vegetarian diet, that actually helps everyone find out the essential components of a healthy diet in pregnancy focusing on the babies needs for growth and development. I’m mindful that busy people don’t always prioritise their nutrition, so take a break, sit down and read on. This would have been as useful for my patient who only ate biscuits( and was newly pregnant) , as for those of my pregnant patients who thoughtfully followed a vegetarian or “Eatwell Guide” diet.