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Maternal nutrition can influence baby's lifelong health

Every mother wants to give her baby the best start in life.

1 min to read Nov 4, 2016

As you’re waiting to bring your little one into the world, learn to eat a balanced diet. By planning your nutrition carefully, you can make sure you and your baby get the essential nutrients needed for well-being now and in the future.

Simple lifestyle adjustments and proper nutritional choices may help women maintain a healthy weight before pregnancy, and gain appropriate amounts of weight during pregnancy:

  • Eat frequent, small meals. They’ll give you energy all day.
  • Cut back on refined carbohydrates (sugar) and saturated fats (e.g. pizza or chips)
  • Be active – from regular daily walks to swimming