Nutrition Requirement During Pregnancy

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Nutrition is important because pregnancy represents the very beginning of a baby's development and it is important that both the pregnant woman and the fetus be supplied with needed nutrients such as vitamins and what-not during the pregnancy process so that the baby is born healthy and the woman having the baby remains healthy.
While some foods that should be avoided seem quite obvious, this is not the case with all foods that should be avoided during pregnancy. The May Clinic describes that there is actually a solid list of foods that should be off-limits. They list off seafood that can be high in mercury such as swordfish, shark, king mackerel and tilefish. Mayo goes on to say that two average meals a week of shrimp, crab, light tuna, salmon, Pollock, catfish, cod and tilapia are fine (Mayo, 2013).
Mayo urges the avoided of raw, undercooked or contaminated seafood such as shellfish or sushi. Avoidance of undercooked meat, poultry and eggs is also urged. Finally, May urges the avoidance of unpasteurized foods. Example of the latter include brie, feta cheese, camembert, blue cheese and Mexican-style cheeses such as queso blanco, queso fresco and panela. Also to watch out for are unpasteurized eggs and juices for the same reason (Mayo, 2013).
As noted in the introduction, inter-professional care during pregnancy…
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