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Eating During Pregnancy

To eat well during pregnancy you must do more than simply increase how much you eat. You must also consider what you eat. Although you need about 300 extra calories a day — especially later in your ...

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BBC - Health - Healthy living - Pregnancy

Dietary advice for pregnant women This is a unique time, when what you eat not only has an effect on your health, but also on the development and wellbeing of your unborn baby. In this article

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Pregnancy Nutrition

A sound pregnancy nutrition plan makes sure that both you and your baby get enough of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you both need. It's easy to practice good pregnancy nutrition habits: eat ...

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Iron Levels in Pregnancy

One of the first tests that your doctor or midwife will do early in the first trimester, is to check blood iron levels. This test is generally run again during the second trimester to determine that ...

www.babiesonline.com/articles/pregnancy/ironlevels.asp

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11 "fast" foods a pregnant woman could love (and five to avoid)

email e-mail print print Highlights Healthy fast foods Foods to avoid One of the luxuries of modern living is that it's easy to buy convenience foods that taste good — it's just too bad they're full ...

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Iron: It's good for your blood

Why do I need iron? How much iron do I need during pregnancy? Should I take a supplement? What are the best food sources of iron? What will happen if I don't get enough iron? How will I know if I ...

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Folic Acid

What you need to know: Folic acid, a B vitamin, helps prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord when taken before the end of early pregnancy. It is available in most multivitamins, as a ...

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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Eating well balanced meals is important at all times, but it is even more essential when you are pregnant. There are essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your developing baby needs. Most ...

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Red raspberry leaf

Pregnancy The leaves contain high concentrations of several vitamins and minerals because of the plant's secondary compounds. As a result, it is used as an aid for pregnancy and delivery.

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Pregnancy nutrition: Essential nutrients when you're eating for

two A balanced diet is the key to pregnancy nutrition. When you're pregnant, eat foods packed with these nutrients.

www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-nutrition/PR00110

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