Dietary Intake And Psychological Distress

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Abstract
Necessary dietary intake is very important during pregnancy; it can affect not only the mother but also the unborn baby. There are a couple of factors that play a huge role when the levels are abnormal. Dietary intake and psychological distress are two major components that make up a healthy pregnancy. In some parts of the world pregnant women do not get adequate micronutrients and macronutrients. Not only is this an increasing risk of necessary dietary intake and psychological distress but this can be the reason why stressors occur in the first place. Not having resources for pregnant women who are low in social economic status could be the reason why there are health issues among pregnant women.
Keywords: pregnancy, health, dietary intake, psychological distress Factors Influencing Health Issues Among Pregnant Women During pregnancy, women’s health is crucial to meet nutritional needs. There are many factors that can affect a pregnancy. Major factors include: stress, diet, health, substance use, psychological disorder and previous trauma experiences. It is very important during the pregnancy that the mother is not exposed to any negativity. Any negativity can affect the unborn baby. There are many stories of previous experiences that have affected the unborn baby due to a negative environment. The participants’ stories (Hanghoj, 2013) shared their experience of risk associated with physical activity. Health issues are commonly correlated with dietary intake…
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