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The nine months you carry your baby, as he develops the basic body structure and primary organs, he depends solely on you to provide him with proper nutrition. While it is not wholly true that you should eat double the amount of food you usually eat as you are ‘eating for two’ while pregnant, you should get double the nutrients so there is enough vitamins and minerals for both you and your baby. A proper pregnancy diet should be rich in fresh fruit, vegetables, high fiber foods, whole grains and proteins in addition to the prenatal vitamins, folic acid and any other necessary dietary supplements. Most experts recommend avoiding carbonated beverages, fried, fatty foods and spicy foods as they might cause you to gain unhealthy weight, aggravating certain pregnancy symptoms. Your doctor or midwife can always help you decide the best diet for you to follow during these 40 weeks.

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