We all want to eat well. But once you have a bun in the oven—and thus are responsible for feeding not just yourself but baby, too—then it’s even more important to be sure you get the proper nutrition you both need. In addition to eating a range of nutrient-dense foods that provide protein, calcium, folate and iron, you’ll also want to take a prenatal vitamin—ideally before you start trying to conceive and throughout breast-feeding—to ensure you and baby are getting the important stuff.



Here are five vital prenatal nutrients.