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How Summer Affects Pregnancy

Summer can be a lot of fun, but the heat can pose a problem for pregnant women. Hot summer days can prove problematic for women, so it’s important to stay vigilant and cool when Mother Nature calls for a blistering day. Here are three health issues that pregnant women need to consider during the summer.

Image of a pregnant woman during summer. Read our summer pregnancy tips.

How to Eat Healthy When Pregnant

As a first-time mother, or during any pregnancy, it's important to eat healthy.

Good nutrition during pregnancy improves your chance of having a healthy baby, and may even reduce the risk of other conditions in your child later in life. 

We’ve collected a list of foods to eat-- and some to avoid-- when you are pregnant. At the end we’ve also included a few recipes that incorporate some of our suggested foods. Enjoy! 

If you have more specific questions about proper nutrition during your pregnancy, contact your physician.

Eat Your ABCs when pregnant: Avocado, Broccoli, Carrots. We share other foods to eat and avoid when pregnant. Image of guacamole with side of carrots and broccoli.

How to Eat Healthy When Pregnant

Eat foods packed with key vitamins & minerals.

Folic Acid, Omega-3 fatty acids

Vitamins A, B, C, E

Minerals

Iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, selenium, zinc, potassium, calcium

Fruit & Veggies

Mangoes, Avocados, Broccoli, Carrots, Edamame, red pepper, spinach

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