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Healthy Body Weight Before and During Pregnancy

Your weight both before and during pregnancy can help assure the health of you and your baby. Before Your Pregnancy: Achieving a healthy weight before becoming pregnant is one of the best ways to get your pregnancy off to a healthy start. “Healthy” weight is usually defined as a Body […]

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Foods to Limit During Pregnancy

Every calorie counts during pregnancy and it is important to choose the healthiest food and beverage options whenever possible. You can enjoy most foods in moderation. However, there are some foods and drinks that come with extra calories and little to no nutritional benefit to you or your baby that […]

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Iron Intake and Pregnancy

Iron is an important mineral that is needed by red blood cells to carry oxygen to organs and tissues. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases and you need more iron. The recommendation for iron during pregnancy is 27 mg/day. This is high enough that a supplement may be necessary, in […]