Healthy pregnancy diet

By Jennifer Bowden In Nutrition

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14th January, 2012
Within days of conception the tiny embryo implants itself into the wall of its mother’s womb where it almost immediately begins receiving the nutrients it needs to grow and develop. All major organ systems begin development in the first four to eight weeks of pregnancy, so it’s critical that enough nutrients are available – and certain medications are avoided by the mother – to reduce the risk of a major abnormality in this particularly vulnerable period. Until recently, a daily folic acid supplement of 800mcg was the only dietary supplement recommended for pregnant women and women ...

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