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How can I make sure I am getting enough protein in pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Harms
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 60 grams a day

The protein needs in pregnancy increase to meet demands for growth of the fetus, placenta, uterus and increased blood volume.
Animal sources of protein, such as meat, milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, poultry and fish are "complete", as they provide the 9 essential Amino Acids in optimal concentrations. Vegetable sources of complete protein include quinoa, soybeans, buckwheat and hemp.

In brief: 60 grams a day

The protein needs in pregnancy increase to meet demands for growth of the fetus, placenta, uterus and increased blood volume.
Animal sources of protein, such as meat, milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, poultry and fish are "complete", as they provide the 9 essential Amino Acids in optimal concentrations. Vegetable sources of complete protein include quinoa, soybeans, buckwheat and hemp.
Dr. Heidi Harms
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Dr. John Breinholt
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Eat healthy

If you eat a well balanced diet that includes the recommended protein allotment, you will likely be fine.

In brief: Eat healthy

If you eat a well balanced diet that includes the recommended protein allotment, you will likely be fine.
Dr. John Breinholt
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