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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

It is estimated that women with twin pregnancy need 150 calories more each day than do women with singleton pregnancy.

_____ True ____ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the given statement “It is estimated that women with twin pregnancy need 150 calories more each day than do women with singleton pregnancy” is true or false.

Introduction: There is a higher caloric need for tissue maintenance and growth in the multifetal pregnancy than in a singleton pregnancy. This has been shown by studies showing increased weight gain and a quicker onset of starvation. In women expecting more than one newborn, there are more metabolisms.

Explanation

Studies show that women with twins pregnancy with a higher average caloric intake (2030 versus 1789 calories per day) consume an average of 265 calories more per day during pregnancy than women with singleton pregnancy...

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