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Maternal Nutrition During Pregnancy can Influence Baby’s Lifelong Health

 

Maternal nourishment should never be taken lightly as it determines the supply of nutrients and oxygen for baby which is a critical factor for fetal health as well as his lifelong health!

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

The right nutrition before and during pregnancy can increase the likelihood of an infant achieving a normal weight at birth, and later in life.

Simple lifestyle adjustments and proper nutritional choices can help women obtain healthy weights before pregnancy, and gain appropriate amounts of weight during pregnancy to help prevent high birth weight in newborns:

  • Increase daily consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Eat less refined carbohydrates (sugar), saturated fats and trans fats (e.g. pizza or chips)
  • Be more active – from regular daily walks to yoga 

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