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Nutritional needs during pregnancy

Miller, Randy S. MSN, RN-BC, CNE

doi: 10.1097/01.NME.0000403193.68168.d0

During pregnancy, a woman's nutritional needs change. Women need to consume extra vitamins and minerals, increase their calorie intake, and avoid certain foods and chemicals to optimize the growth and development of their baby. We discuss how to advise your pregnant patients on their nutritional needs during this special time.

Professor of Nursing • Seminole State College • Altamonte Springs, Fla.

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.

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