During pregnancy, it's common for the immune system to weaken, causing you to become more susceptible to infection. To help your body fight off those nasty colds, it's important to regulate what foods you consume during pregnancy. You’re also at higher risk of contracting food-borne illnesses when pregnant, so it's even more important to ensure your food is stored and prepared according to the proper safety standards. If you develop a food-borne illness, your infection might be mild, but complications to your unborn baby can be life-threatening.
A good diet and active lifestyle will increase the likelihood of developing a healthy baby, minimise complications, and make recovery after the pregnancy quicker and easier. This means eating foods that contain folic acid, iron, and iodine, limiting your consumption of high-sugar and high-fat foods, drinking lots of water, limiting caffeine intake, and not drinking alcohol.
While there are plenty of foods you should eat more of, there are also foods you should try and avoid.