Nutrition, weight & fitness

Eating healthy foods, staying active and gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy can help keep you and your baby healthy.

Your body needs vitamins and other nutrients to stay healthy and strong. During pregnancy, your growing baby counts on you for these nutrients. Taking a prenatal vitamin, along with eating healthy foods, can help you get the nutrients that you both need.

Learn how to make smart food choices and how to prepare, cook and handle foods safely. Find out about foods to avoid or limit during pregnancy, like foods that contain caffeine or mercury.

For most pregnant women, it’s safe to exercise every day. Being active can give you energy, help you relieve stress and help you gain the right amount of weight during pregnancy. It can even help your body get ready for labor and birth! Find out what’s OK and what not to do during pregnancy.