A healthy balanced diet providing macro and micronutrients is essential for a healthy pregnancy. Many women have difficulty in maintaining a lifestyle conducive to this, especially during perinatal cravings and morning sickness. A pregnancy food supplement such as MamaCare, which is high in protein to provide satiety and amino acids for fetal development, can therefore help.

Healthy pregnancy weight gain usually ranges between 11.5 and 16 kg, depending on factors such as pre-pregnancy weight. Weight gain in this range means a likely return to the pre-pregnancy weight post-partum, particularly if the mother breastfeeds.