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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 is a Washington, DC–based nutrition communications professional, writer, and yoga teacher. She blogs about holistic health at
Reviewed by Shira R. Goldenholz, MD, MPH on August 4, 2015.