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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Eating well-balanced meals is important at all times, but it is especially essential when you are pregnant. There are crucial nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your developing baby needs. Most foods are safe, however, there are some foods that you should avoid during pregnancy. Raw Meat, Deli Meat, Fish with mercury (shark, swordfish, king mackerel,…

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Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal vitamins include of a variety of vitamins and minerals that help your baby get the nutrients that are essential for healthy development. During pregnancy, a woman’s daily intake requirements for certain nutrients, such as folic acid (folate), calcium, and iron will increase. Vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and folic acid are vital…

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Caloric Intake During Pregnancy

Recent studies are showing that only 1/3 of women are gaining the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy, with 21% gaining too little, and 48% gaining too much. It is generally recommended that, in the first trimester, no additional calories are required per day, during the second trimester 340 additional calories are recommended per day,…

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