It’s important to have a balanced and varied diet during pregnancy to make sure you stay healthy and to help your baby grow and develop.

There are some foods and drinks that are best to avoid while you are pregnant as there is a risk they could be harmful to your baby.  Read more about the foods and drinks to avoid here on Tommy’s website 

Try to eat a variety of foods from the five main food groups. Use The Eatwell Guide to help you make healthy choices when planning your meals. Start the day with a healthy breakfast, to help you stop snacking between meals.

Keeping active is a great way of burning off those calories and will help your mental wellbeing too

You might find that you are hungrier than usual, but you don’t need to eat for two. In the last three months of pregnancy, you should try and eat a little more, around 200 calories a day - which is the same as two slices of wholemeal toast and butter.

Download this practical guide from the First Steps Nutrition Trust to eating well during pregnancy, including meal, snack and drink ideas. 

Helpful advice on healthy eating during pregnancy - Tommy’s

Raathai Sankaresan shares her experience of living healthily before and during pregnancy (courtesy of Frimley and Wexham MVP)