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Women Pregnancy Health and Nutrition

A pregnant woman needs about 300 calories per day energy k. Pregnancy is measured in neighbourhoods, in the first quarter of the growth of the child will be much lower as a result, there is no significant weight gain. While the growth in the second quarter and the third is the rapid weight gain and five kg each quarter. If you ignore the diet leads to weight baby birth defects.

Women Pregnancy Health and Nutrition

A well-balanced diet is important for pregnant women, and to meet the needs of mother and child in the womb.  A nutritious diet should have enough protein, fat, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins.  A pregnant woman needs about 300 calories per day energy k. Pregnancy is measured in neighbourhoods, in the first quarter of the growth of the child will be much lower as a result, there is no significant weight gain.  While the growth in the second quarter and the third is the rapid weight gain and 5 kg each quarter.  If you ignore the diet leads to weight baby birth defects.

• Folic acid 400 mg per day, prevents neural tube defects in newborn children, a rich source of folic acid include orange juice, cereals, spinach, bread and vegetables are good sources of folic acid.

• Iron supplements help to increase the amount of blood and the supply of potatoes, dates, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals.

• Calcium supplements contribute to the development of bones and teeth of the baby, the sources are milk, cheese and vegetables.

• Protein supplements help to grow new cells to replace old cells, the sources are meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, milk, eggs and nuts.

• Water transports nutrients to the baby and prevent constipation, haemorrhoids, excessive swelling, and urinary tract infections.

• Vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, cabbage, sweet potato, pumpkin, spinach, green vegetables, tomatoes and red peppers, which provide vitamins A and C, minerals and fiber that helps relieve constipation during pregnancy.

• Fruits such as melon, mango, bananas, apricots, apples and oranges provide vitamin C helps build a strong placenta.

• Nuts, grains like oats, beans, peas and beans, etc. to provide fiber.

• Dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt and meat, poultry provide protein.

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