In this episode, we continue our series on preparing for your birth and cover all things related to prenatal nutrition.

Here’s what we talked about:

  • Why nutrition during pregnancy is so important
  • Exactly what supplements every pregnant woman should be taking (plus clarification on taking Folate vs. Folic Acid during pregnancy)
  • The two probiotic strains you should be looking for to help prevent GBS infection and decrease risks to your baby
  • Why water is so important during pregnancy and how much you should be drinking every day
  • Are you really eating for two? How many extra calories your baby really needs
  • Why food quality matters and how to get more nutrition from the food you eat
  • The many benefits of fiber and how to make sure you’re getting enough
  • All about protein, carbs, and fats: How much to eat and where you should get it
  • The Date Study – can dates really help with labor?

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