What to eat when pregnant

A healthy pregnancy diet includes eating seafood or fish at least 2 to 3 times a week during pregnancy. Eating seafood is a great way to get important nutrients for you and your baby during pregnancy.

Seafood is one of the only foods rich in a healthy fatty acid called omega-3 DHA. Omega-3 DHA is the best possible nutrient for your baby’s brain and eye development. Other nutrients found in seafood — including calcium, protein, vitamin D and iron — help build healthy bones and muscles.

Read The Pregnant Woman’s Guide to Eating Seafood to get the health benefits of fish for you and your baby. Get answers to common questions around your pregnancy diet, like:

  • Safe seafood during pregnancy
  • What fish to avoid during pregnancy
  • Can you eat crab while pregnant
  • Guide to Eating Seafood While Pregnant

    Eating seafood and fish during pregnancy is recommended. Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest pregnant women should eat 8 ounces of seafood each week.

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  • Seafood Benefits for Mom

    Eating seafood and fish while pregnant helps prevent depression during and after pregnancy and can reduce the risk of heart disease.

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  • Eating Fish While Pregnant Benefits for Baby

    Eating seafood and fish while pregnant promotes healthy brain development, improves eyesight development, and helps improve sleep patterns for your baby.

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