Pregnancy and Nutrition Directory
Pregnancy is a very important time to be sure you are getting the best nutrition possible in order to help your baby grow and develop normally. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about getting the nutrition your baby needs, what foods to eat and avoid during pregnancy, and much more.
Eating Right While Pregnant
Get advice from WebMD on healthy eating and good nutrition during pregnancy.
Sensible Weight Gain During Pregnancy
How many pounds should you pack on during pregnancy? WebMD explains how much weight to gain, what to eat, where the weight goes, and what to avoid to make sure you and your baby are healthy.
Pregnancy and prenatal vitamins
WebMD explains why prenatal vitamins are important for your health and the health of your unborn baby during pregnancy.
Folic Acid for Good Health
Folic acid (folate) is a type of B vitamin that's key for cell growth, metabolism, and for pregnant women. WebMD tells you how to get enough folate in your diet and recommended dosages for children and adults.
Eating (Well) for Two
A balanced diet, plenty of calcium and iron, and fluids are essential for moms-to-be and the healthy growth of their babies.
Coping With Pregnancy Food Cravings
Not all food cravings during pregnancy are bad, but they can get you into trouble with too many calories and not enough nutrients. Here's how to handle cravings.
Your Prepregnancy Checklist
Find out what should be on your to-do list if you're getting ready to conceive.
Beware Those Cravings
Bacteria in common foods could prove fatal for a developing fetus.
How Much Alcohol Is Safe During Pregnancy?
Keith Eddleman, MD, talks about whether it is safe to drink alcohol during pregnancy.
How Mom's Extra Weight Affects Pregnancy
Keith Eddleman, MD, explains how being overweight can affect pregnancy.
Which Foods Are Unsafe During Pregnancy?
Which foods should you avoid while pregnant? Keith Eddleman, MD, explains.
Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy
How much weight should you gain when pregnant? Keith Eddleman, MD, explains.
Slideshows & Images
Looking and Feeling Your Best During Pregnancy
Prepare for all your body's changes when you're pregnant. Learn how to look and feel your best during pregnancy.
Foods to Avoid in Pregnancy
Queso dip, lunch meat, or coffee? Pictures show which common foods may be risky during pregnancy.
Pregnancy Fitness, Your Best Moves Before Baby Arrives
Which activities are safe in pregnancy? Our pictures show the best pregnancy exercises to help with back pain, fatigue, a healthy weight, and a healthy baby.
Your Prepregnancy Checklist
Trying to have a baby? WebMD shows you what you need to do before you get pregnant -- from vitamins to diet -- to make sure you have a healthy pregnancy and baby!
Pregnancy Nutrition Quiz
Pregnancy Food Facts: What's Safe to Eat?
When you’re pregnant, you think about how everything will affect your baby. Take our quiz to learn what’s safe to eat, what to avoid, and what nutrients are most important. When you’re pregnant, you think about how everything will affect your baby. Take our quiz to learn what’s safe to eat, what to avoid, and what nutrients are most important. When you’re pregnant, you think about how everything will affect your baby. Take our quiz to learn what’s safe to eat, what to avoid, and what nutrients are most important.
Pregnancy & Exercise Quiz
Belly dance or yoga? Walking or running? Test your knowledge of safe exercise during pregnancy with this quick quiz.