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  • Good eating habits should start before conception. Your weight can make a difference to your pregnancy, as can the kinds and amounts of food you eat before you get pregnant.
  • Pregnancy and vegetarian diets: by supplementing with prenatal vitamins and taking care to get enough protein, a vegetarian can get all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals she needs during pregnancy.
  • Eat healthy for both of you - How much weight you should gain depends on your pre-pregnancy weight. If you had a normal weight before you became pregnant, you will only need to add about 300 calories each day.
  • Calcium is essential for baby and you. Pregnant women need extra calcium for their own health, as well as their baby's.
  • Drink plenty of water. For both mom and baby, ample amounts of water is important.
  • Be sure to take the prenatal vitamins prescribed by your physician.
    • Adequate iron can prevent anemia - Anemia is caused by an iron deficiency in your body and is common during pregnancy. It is often treated with iron supplements and by eating foods rich in iron
    • Folic acid is vital for the development of your baby
  • Love it? Hate it? Food cravings and aversions are common during pregnancy. Most women experience food cravings and aversions at some point in pregnancy. Only in rare cases are cravings dangerous. Take steps to make sure you continue to eat a balanced diet.
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