Nutrition During Pregnancy

Pregnant Woman

Find general information on nutrition during pregnancy below. Please also see these pages for specific resources:



Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Institute of Medicine; National Research Council.

Use an interactive module to calculate BMI and receive recommendations on the right amount of weight to gain during pregnancy.


MedlinePlus: Pregnancy and Nutrition

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.


Pregnancy: Condition Information

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.


MyPlate: Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides resources for educating pregnant women about their altered nutritional needs. Includes Daily Food Plans for Moms, an interactive tool for assessing the right amount of weight gain during pregnancy.


Nutrition During Pregnancy Resource List (PDF | 97 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Collection of resources on the topic of nutrition during pregnancy. Resources include books, pamphlets and audiovisuals.