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Information on Overall Nutritional Health (Pregnancy)


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Overall Nutritional Health (Pregnancy)


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Pregnancy and the months preceding it are the times it is most important for a woman to take care of her body. This includes eating properly and getting enough rest. Some women experience more than the usual discomfort that occurs during pregnancy, while others endure only minor pain and discomfort.

Notes

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Helpful nutrients for this condition.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Protects against deficiencies.

Folic acid
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases chance of birth defects like spina bifida.

Iron
Importance: High
Comments: Provides needed extra iron.

Protein
Importance: High
Comments: Protein deficiency may contribute to birth defects. Protein from a vegetable source, like soy, is recommended.

Quercetin
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances circulation.

Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Could help decrease labor pains.

Zinc
Importance: High
Comments: Zinc deficiencies may result in low birth weight. Zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc are recommended.


Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

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Advice

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