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NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY 2 Practicing a healthy eating habit is crucial to an expectant woman. It is a critical concept for the growth and development of the unborn fetus. A choice from a variety of food classes is essential. Most importantly, controlled intake of foods such as vegetables, vitamins, grains proteins, and other mineral substances is advised. This boosts the general health of the mother and that of the baby during the time of the pregnancy and even after birth. However, there are various nutritional risk factors related to the age of the mother, socioeconomic factors, and dietary complications during pregnancy that influence the feeding of an expectant mother. THE NUTRITIONAL RISK FACTORS In teenage, young mothers lack good nutritional knowledge which is fit for their health and for the fetus which they carry. Based on research which was conducted by Joaquin, Marie. Alvaro and Pilar on "Adolescent Feeding: Nutritional Risk Factors", it puts much emphasis on the malnutrition risk during pregnancy at this young age. This is believed to be out of the influence that they have been experiencing mainly from friends they used to relate with before the pregnancy (Carrasco-Luna, Gumbert, Carrasco-García & Codoñer- Franch, 2018). This age-group skips some meals and at other times they eat on snacks of which some are junk foods, soft drinks, and sweets. These foods are of no nutritional value especially to the fetus they are carrying. Some other factors that interfere with their good feeding habits are smoking, intake of alcohol and other drugs out of peer influence. Hence, the teenaged do not comply with the nutritional requirements that they are supposed to follow during pregnancy with the mindset of maintaining their body image and in turn fail to follow the appropriate feeding patterns. This age group tends to consume a lot of proteins and much salt ignoring the balanced nutrients such as the controlled complex carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables as
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NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY 3 well as fiber. This tends to affect the unborn body development and the mothers are prone to some malnutritional illnesses such as diabetes. Cultural beliefs play a vital role in the determination of the best feeding habits for a pregnant woman. Based on a research which was conducted by Namakau, Mabuza, and Deidre on "Cultural and Health Beliefs of Pregnant Women in Zambia Regarding Pregnancy
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