Diet During Pregnancy

Your diet during pregnancy is very important for not just your health, but also the health of your baby. Everyone has a different diet, food they like, food they dislike, and food allergies. There is a way to make sure that no matter what your diet is, you and baby will get all that you need.

If you are lactose intolerant, it is important to make sure your baby is getting all the calcium it needs. It is important for developing babies get plenty of calcium, which usually comes from dairy products. If you are lactose intolerant, try tums, and lactose-free products. These can add calcium to your diet.

If you are vegetarian, it is fine to continue with this diet. However, it’s more important than ever to make sure that you and baby are getting all the nutrients needed for health and development. There are supplements that you may need to take. Do not take anything without talking to Dr. Hill or Nurse Practitioner Cynthia Daniels.

Another often-talked about issue during pregnancy is weight gain. Weight gain during pregnancy is normal, but it also varies for each woman. For women that are of normal weight before getting pregnant, 25 to 35 pounds is healthy, for overweight women, 15 to 25 pounds, and for obese women, 15 pounds is a normal weight gain during pregnancy.

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