Congratulations! Your body has become the growing factory for a human life. Pregnancy is really a beautiful thing, but its not all that glorious. A baby will seek out all the nutrients it needs from its mother's vitamin and mineral stores. Blood volume will increase (working to double itself) and tissues will grow and expand to make room for baby. Organs will be pushed aside, hormones will change to compensate for the needs of mom and baby. Here is the important part: A mother's ability to function will depend heavily on her nutrient intake throughout the day. Because a fetus is designed to seek what it needs, it doesn't care if its leaving enough for mom. Eating enough quality nutrients will ensure that mom feels good while she is growing a baby!
When I found out I was expecting for the first time, I was devastated. I know most people are overjoyed, but I had just started my first “real” job, I was unmarried, and I was overwhelmed at the idea of growing a small human