It is essential that a pregnant woman get all the nutrients and energy necessary for the fetus to develop while maintaining her own health. Pregnant women must have a nutritious and balanced diet because their bodies experience major changes throughout pregnancy.
If you are pregnant, it is recommended that you follow Canada’s Food Guide. It suggests eating two to three extra servings daily from any food group, in addition to the recommended daily servings for women. For example:
You can get more information on nutrition and diet during pregnancy at the following websites:
Last update: November 29, 2016 1:06 PM
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