Doctor’s advice on prenatal nutrition

Dear editor, By having a healthy diet, you can give your baby the best start that you can, and you will also reap the health benefits.

Dear editor,

By having a healthy diet, you can give your baby the best start that you can, and you will also reap the health benefits.

Women who have well-balanced diets during pregnancy are far more likely to return to their pre-pregnancy weight in a shorter period of time than those who eat foods that are high in fat and sugar.

As well, the healthy eaters are less likely to develop hypertension or diabetes during pregnancy. A wide variety of foods can be utilized to create a healthy diet for you and your baby.

This should be the time to celebrate your body by eating a wide range of foods, and not the time to be dieting or obsessing about weight gain.

However, remember that eating for two doesn’t mean eating twice as much. The average pregnant woman only requires about an extra 300 calories per day.

If you find yourself having trouble taking prenatal vitamins or you’re having unwanted side effects, talk to your doctor about other, safe options.

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