To be clear, bolstering your diet with baby carrots doesn’t mean you’ll be buying baby clothes in no time. Genetics and other conditions can influence fertility rates, so if you’ve been having trouble getting pregnant for more than a year and are under 35 then it’s wise to talk with a specialist to identify any underlying issues.
- When You Are Pregnant:
The main thing to remember is that you’re not “eating for two.” Although it can be tempting to add calories because you think you need to feed your developing baby with lots of nutrients, eating double the amount of food you usually do is a recipe for adding more weight than necessary. When it comes to quantity, think 1.1 times the normal amount of food you have; that means just eating a little more than normal.
When it comes to quality, the same rules apply: Eat healthy ingredients and minimize bad ones.
Above all, you want a healthy diet whether you’re trying to get pregnant (or already are). That means eating healthy doses of protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and essential nutrients. Do that, and you’ll have done what you can to help your body prepare for perhaps the greatest job it will ever perform.