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What to Eat When You're Pregnant

"Eating for two" is a phrase that most women invoke when they're expecting. But being pregnant doesn't mean throwing your regular diet out the window for all-you-can-eat ice cream sundaes or a never-ending supply of French fries — and it doesn't mean doubling up on your calories, either. Still, your body does need more of certain vitamins and nutrients to support your growing baby. 

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By Nicole Ferring Holovach, MS, RD. Published on January 16, 2012. Updated on August 9, 2015. Nicole F. Holovach is a freelance writer and registered dietitian in Frederick, MD. Find out more about her integrative nutrition counseling practice at her website,
Reviewed by Shira R. Goldenholz, MD, MPH on August 4, 2015.