Most people are aware of what a healthy diet should include. But during pregnancy, the body’s requirements change, meaning it needs additional protein, vitamins, and minerals. As a matter of fact, during the second and the third trimesters, the body might need an additional 300-500 calories every day to fulfill the caloric needs of the mother and unborn child. The mother will need approximately the same amount of extra calories daily after giving birth, during the first few months of breastfeeding.
Analyzing the many nutrients that are required during pregnancy, Bright Side prepared a list of food that pregnant mothers should eat during a regular week.