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Nutrition In Pregnancy

From the minute you find out you are pregnant most moms-to-be have a number of questions relating to pregnancy nutrition. What foods you should be eating and which foods should you be avoiding as the next nine months progress. Some foods are even better completely avoided.Then there is all those old wives’ tales to sort through and figure out truth from fiction. Let’s try to simplify things at least a little for you in this article.
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  • Jesse Rosshas quoted8 years ago
    During the first trimester, it is important that you make sure to limit any excess calorie intake. After the first 12 weeks pass, you can add an additional 300 calories per day in addition to your regular calorie intake.
    If you are of normal weight, you should expect to gain 25 to 35 pounds during your pregnancy. You should limit your weight gain to no more than 5-10 pounds in the first 20 weeks, and then following that a pound per week.
  • Jesse Rosshas quoted8 years ago
    mic, you should take an iron supplement. Vitamin C enriched foods will help you with your iron absorption
  • Jesse Rosshas quoted8 years ago
    Iron is very important in haemoglobin production for both you and your fetes. In the last trimester, your baby will take your body’s iron reserves to ensure it is not anaemic during the first six months of life. You also lose some blood during the delivery process. These are all reasons why it is so important to increase your iron intake.
    While your body only needs 27 mgs of iron per day, you actually have to take 60 mg to get that 27 mg because not all iron is absorbed. If you are anaemic, you should take an iron supplement. Vitamin C enrich

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