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Healthy eating when you are pregnant is important for you and your baby. It can help you feel well and have a successful pregnancy and delivery. During pregnancy your nutrition needs increase. Even if you have excellent eating habits, your doctor or midwife may recommend a multivitamin to make sure you get enough iron and folic acid.
Many pregnant women wonder how much weight they should gain.
Women who are pregnant with one baby
Women who are pregnant with twins
If you are having twins or more, your doctor or midwife may refer you to a dietitian.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any problems.
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Adaptation Date: 6/28/2019
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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