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Nutrition during Pregnancy.

When you're pregnant, eating healthy foods is more important than ever. You need more protein, iron, calcium, and folic acid than you did before pregnancy. You also need more calories.

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Pregnancy and lactation place extra demands on a body.  Good nutrition in pregnancy helps to stay healthy and energetic.  The principles of healthy nutrition recommended for pregnancy apply also during... more »Pregnancy and lactation place extra demands on a body.  Good nutrition in pregnancy helps to stay healthy and energetic.  The principles of healthy nutrition recommended for pregnancy apply also during breastfeeding.  The periods before and between pregnancies provide an opportunity for women of reproductive age to prepare for pregnancy by consuming an adequate balanced diet, including supplements and fortified foods where available, and by achieving a desirable weight. Nutritional needs are increased during lactation:  for sufficient breast milk production, for providing adequate nutrients to the infant. 03-19-2015 1:13pm

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