According to a Cornell study, about 20 percent of pregnant woman do not get the required nutrients. The study found that this is mostly due to the fact that the the typical American diet doesn't contain enough iron and folic acid to meet a pregnant mother's nutritional needs.
If you're expecting, there are several "power foods" that pack an amazing amount of nutrients into just a few bites.
Nutritionist Julie Hammerstein stopped by to tell us what these power foods are and how to work them into your diet.
Below are four examples. Watch the video above for more.
- Eggs and veggies: These provide antioxidants, DHA and protein
- Smoothies: Certain varieties offer large amounts of Vitamin C and B
- Lentil soup: This meal provides protein and carbs
- Turkey sloppy joes with avocado: This meal also provides protein and carbs