What to eat

Some types of seafood are especially beneficial when you are trying for a baby.

Boost your baby's development with mackerel and herring. Oil-rich fish are full of long chain Omega-3 oils, also found in every cell of the human body. These oils are vital for human biological functions, particularly brain development.

As well as being tasty, mussels and crab have emerged as key sources of Omega-3 - good news for those who may not be keen on the taste of stronger flavoured fish.

Great for tired new mothers, cod, pollock and haddock are rich in protein, low in fat and full of nutrients that will boost your immunity and help to convert food into energy.

Sardines are a good source of calcium and will help to keep your bones strong during pregnancy.