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Nutrition During Pregnancy: Part I Weight Gain: Part II Nutrient Supplements.

Editors

Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Nutritional Status During Pregnancy and Lactation.

Source

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1990.

Excerpt

In Part I of Nutrition During Pregnancy, the authors call for revisions in recommended weight gains for pregnant women. They explore relationships between weight gain during pregnancy and a variety of factors (e.g., the mother's weight for height before pregnancy) and places this in the context of the health of the infant and the mother. They present specific target ranges for weight gain during pregnancy and guidelines for proper measurement. Part II addresses vitamin and mineral supplementation during pregnancy, examining the adequacy of diet in meeting nutrient needs during pregnancy and recommending specific amounts of supplements for special circumstances. It also covers the effects of caffeine, alcohol, cigarette, marijuana, and cocaine use and presents specific research recommendations.

Copyright © 1990 by the National Academy of Sciences.

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