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Eating For Two?

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Pregnant women are bombarded with advice in regards to eating right but not all advice is good and it can be a little overwhelming.

Eating healthy foods is more important now than ever! You need more protein, iron, calcium, and folic acid than you did before pregnancy. You also need more calories.

But "eating for two" doesn't mean eating twice as much. Rather, it means that the foods you eat are the main source of nutrients for your baby.

Practical, balanced meals combined with regular physical fitness is still the best recipe for good health during your pregnancy. A woman’s good health is essential to the good health of her baby.

Women who eat healthy and exercise regularly along with regular prenatal care are less likely to have complications during pregnancy. They’re also more likely to give birth successfully to a healthy baby.