Healthy Pregnancy Diet Guidelines

By EatingWell Editors

Steps for a healthy pregnancy.

Eat to manage morning sickness

Sad but true: nausea and vomiting are common during the first 12 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. “Morning sickness” can occur at any time—and strikes most often when your stomach is empty. (Problem is, when you’re feeling sick, you don’t want to fill it.) Bland starchy foods, such as breads or rice, may help because they don’t have a strong taste or odor and are easy to digest. What works for one woman may not provide relief for another, but you might try nibbling on dry cereal or crackers (bland!) just to keep a little bit of food in your stomach.

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