Better nutrition equals a healthier child overall – not only in infancy but also later on in life. You are only pregnant with this child once, and you only have one chance to control the formation of your baby’s body. You give your baby the building blocks with which to form healthy bones, brain cells, organs and an overall healthy immune system. Your baby forms from the nutrients that you supply and this early phase of development will affect it for the rest of its life. So can you make it through your entire pregnancy on ice cream and potato chips? Of course! But does this mean that you and your baby will enjoy the best possible outcomes? There.