Quick Answers for a Healthy Start A healthy pregnancy starts with a well-balanced diet, but there s much more to know. For example: True or False?<br> * You need to eat an extra 500 calories a day when pregnant.<br> * Iron needs triple during pregnancy.<br> * A high-fiber diet is important during pregnancy.<br> Answers:<br> * False. Pregnant women require 300 extra calories a day and nursing women need an extra 500 calories a day. You ll find more on calories and weight gain in Chapter 1 and nutrition tips while breast-feeding in Chapter 9.<br> * False. Your need for iron doubles during pregnancy. Still, it can be difficult to get this much iron from food alone. That s why you should read more about iron in Chapter 3.<br> * True. Fiber helps prevent constipation, a common occurrence during pregnancy. Learn tips for managing constipation, morning sickness, and other discomforts of pregnancy in Chapter 7.<br> From the latest information on vitamin and mineral supplements and exercise to advice on losing weight after your baby is born, this handy book covers it all.
Weight Gain: How Much is Enough?
Fueling a Healthy Pregnancy.
Vitamins and Minerals: The Supporting Cast.
What's to Drink?
An Eating Guide for Pregnancy.
An Active Pregnancy.
Managing the Discomforts of Pregnancy.
Special Concerns During Pregnancy.
Series: Nutrition Now Series
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st July 1998
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.13