Being pregnant is one of the most exciting times of your life. It is also a time to pay close attention to your nutritional needs. Eating a balanced diet, inclusive of all food groups, can help keep you—and your baby—on target. If your diet is missing key nutrients such as fluids, "good" fats, calcium, or protein, now is a great time to take control of your health. Because you're eating (and drinking) for two, you'll need to increase your total daily intake—but there's no need to go overboard! How you feel, how much weight you gain during your pregnancy, the health of your unborn child, and how quickly you recover after delivery are all related to what you eat dureing these nine months. Also, talk to your doctor about prenatal vitamins and any other supplements that might be appropriate, based on your medical history.