How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy

Though pregnant women require only 300 extra calories a day, both mothers and babies require specific nutrients for health and growth. This video discusses the foods most beneficial for expectant mothers.

Calcium is a key nutrient for strong bones, which is why growing babies need ample amounts of it. Dairy products such as milk and yogurt can satisfy the calcium demands of pregnancy. Folate is a mineral that can prevent neurological problems in newborns. Leafy green vegetables and fortified cereals contain the folate that pregnant women require. Protein and iron must also be part of an expectant mother’s diet. Lean meats can fulfill both of these nutritional requirements.

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers comprehensive prenatal and delivery services to women in the greater West Hills area. To schedule a tour of our maternity hospital , call (818) 676-4000.

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