chapter 13

chapter 13 - Just When You Thought Life Was Too Busy Going...

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Just When You Thought Life Was Too Busy  You Get Pregnant!
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CHAPTER 13 MOTHER/INFANT NUTRITION Good eating habits before  pregnancy are essential as is the  father’s health and diet
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TIPS FOR THE MOM-TO-BE Healthy weight before, during, and after Take a Pre-natal during childbearing years Allow for extra 300 calories once pregnant Maintain exercise routine Aware of WIC/Food Stamps DO NOT DIET 2 to 4 lbs first trimester then 1 lb/week DO NOT SMOKE/AVOID SECONDHAND DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL/OTHER DRUGS AVOID HERBAL PREPARATIONS AVOID OTC DRUGS (unless MD consulted) AVOID CAFFEINE AVOID RAW FISH/LARGE OCEAN FISH(Hg)
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Low-birth weight Weight of less than 5.5 pounds at birth Used as a predictor of probable health problems in the  newborn and as a probable indicator of poor nutrition  status of the mother before and/or during pregnancy Some are premature infants, some have suffered  growth failure in the uterus 40x more likely to die in the first year of life than a  normal-weight baby
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Low birth weight is associated with Lower adult IQ and and other brain impairments Short stature Educational disadvantages
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