mothers are urged to eat a more balanced diet (with the right amounts of protein and vitamins) during pregnancy. However, if the fetus is under-nourished in the womb, the long-term effects can still be corrected through good nutrition in early childhood.
During my second pregnancy, the midwife basically told me to diet. She told me I had started out at a pretty *healthy* weight already and that I didn't need to gain too much. WHATEVER! I told her there was no way no how I was going to diet during pregnancy. It's ridiculous. I gained 45 pounds, but guess what? Lost it all! Hah! Me and Jenny McCarthy that's right! Eat well, eat what you like, and don't worry about every little thing. Remember, the baby takes what she needs first, you get the leftovers. So, if you're not eating right, your body will feel it and start craving what you need. Neat little system we've got here