Nutritional_Needs__During_Pregnancy

Nutritional_Needs__During_Pregnancy - in great demand for...

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Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy 1. 340 - 450 more kcals. daily during second & third trimester (1 extra serv. from each food group) 2. 25 grams of added protein daily – easily obtained with 1 extra meat and milk serving. 3. More folate and B12 – for cell reproduction and red blood cell synthesis; 600 mcg. supp. of folate rec. to prevent neural tube defects; B12 supp. for vegans.
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4. Adequate calcium and Vit D
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Unformatted text preview: in great demand for building fetal skeleton and sparing mothers bone mass (rec. amt. stays the same, absorption increases). 5. More iron (150% adult female RDA) absorption also increases, so fetus can create stores of its own; anemia increases risk of LBW or preterm infants; 30 mg.supp. rec. during second and third trimesters. 6. Flouride supp. for those without fluoridated water...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course NURS 220 taught by Professor Mercer during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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