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Are there any nutritional needs i should be aware of in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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31 years experience
Yes: You need at least 400 micrograms of Folic Acid a day up until 10 weeks when the spine has finished developing. Continuing the Folic Acid will help keep your blood count up though. You need extra iron as the baby will deplete you of your iron stores. An adult multivitamin is more than sufficient. Plus a diet rich in unprocessed fruits, vegetables and fish is the best way to get your nutrition.
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Folic acid: Folic acid is should be supplemented during pregnancy to prevent neurological problems in the developing newborn. A general multivitamin with Folic Acid is recommended. Vitamin d and calcium should be in the multivitamin as well as iron.
Dr. L. Collins
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Calcium and vitamin D are both important for healthy bone development. Healthy source of oils is also important for brain and nerve development.
Dec 16, 2012

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