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Healthy Pregnancy Quiz
What Do You Know About Having a Healthy Pregnancy? Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time for couples. You spend time wondering about your baby-to-be and making plenty of preparations to welcome the newest member of your family. By taking this quiz, you can learn which lifestyle behaviors are most helpful and which may be harmful to your developing child. 1. Healthy habits during which trimester are most crucial for the well-being of the developing fetus? You didn't answer this question. You answered Th...
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Your healthy pregnancy diet should include these items, according to the American Pregnancy Association : A variety of foods from each food group, but a limited amount of fats Regular meals, plus snacks, to meet your calorie requirements 30 grams of fiber each day 8 or more cups of water each day NO alcoholic beverages
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Nutrition During Pregnancy
Nutrition During Pregnancy The importance of good nutrition during pregnancy According to the FDA, about 300 extra calories are needed daily to maintain a healthy pregnancy. These calories should come from a balanced diet of protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, with sweets and fats kept to a minimum. A healthy, well-balanced diet during pregnancy can also help to minimize some pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and constipation. The American Dietetic Association recommends the following key com...
Folic Acid for a Healthy Baby
Folic Acid for a Healthy Baby What is folic acid? Folic acid, or folate, is a B vitamin. The word folate comes from folium the Latin word for leaf. Folate occurs naturally in food, particularly in dark, green leafy vegetables, while folic acid is the synthetic form supplied in multivitamins and foods fortified with folic acid. Researchers discovered folate’s importance in preventing anemia about 70 years ago, but only in recent years have they learned of the link between folate deficiency and certain bi...