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pregnant women. It does not benefit the mother’s
or fetus’s health and may have
unpleasant maternal side effects.
unpleasant Vitamin A Vitamin A supplementation
Vitamin (intake greater than 700 micrograms)
might be teratogenic and therefore
it should be avoided.
it Liver and liver products may also
contain high levels of vitamin A,
consumption of these products should
also be avoided.
C Vitamin D There is insufficient evidence to
There evaluate the effectiveness of vitamin
D in pregnancy. In the absence of evidence of
benefit, vitamin D supplementation
should not be offered routinely to
A Foodacquired Foodacquired infections :Reduce the risk of Listeriosis by
Reduce Drinking only pasteurized or UHT
milk Not eating mould-ripened soft cheese
(there is no risk with hard cheeses
such as Cheddar, and processed
cheese). Not eating uncooked or undercooked
ready-prepared Reduce the risk of
:Salmonella infection by
Salmonella Avoiding raw or partially cooked
Avoiding eggs or food that may contain
them (such as mayonnaise).
(such Avoiding raw or partially cooked
meat, especially poultry.
D Prescribed medicines
Few medicines have
been established as
safe to use in
pregnancy. Prescribed medicines
should be used as little as
possible during pregnancy
and should be limited to
circumstances where the
benefit outweighs the risk. D
benefit Exercise in pregnancy
Exercise in pregnancy
Beginning or continuing a
moderate course of
exercise during pregnancy
is not associated with
adverse outcomes. A
adverse Sexual intercourse
in Sexual intercourse in
pregnancy is not known
to be associated with
any adverse outcomes.B
any Alcohol in pregnancy
Alcohol in pregnancy Excess alcohol has an adverse
Excess effect on the fetus. Therefore it is suggested that
women stop or at least limit
alcohol consumption to no more
than one stan...
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.
- Fall '11