Dietary Advice for pregnancy

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  • Dietary Advice for Pregnancy
    • AVOID
      • Listeria
      • Salmonella
        • Raw and lightly cooked eggs
      • Excess Vitamin A
        • Liver + products made from liver
    • Limit intake of...
      • Some types of fish
        • Swordfish and tuna as they may contain mercury which can affect the nervous system of the fetus
      • Caffeine
        • Affects the absorption of many nutrients
        • No more thn 300 mg of caffeine per day
      • Alcohol
        • Linked to lower birth weights and miscarrigage
        • No more than one or two units of alcohol once or twice a week
    • Doctors advise that women take 400mcg of folic acid per day whilst trying to conceive and during the first trimester
    • During lactation energy needs and the body's demand for particular nutrients intensify. Mother needs to increase her intake of protein, calcium, vitamin D and fluid to help produce milk.
  • Pre-packed salads
    • Listeria

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