Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Pregnancy Prenatal Diet

For optimal health of a mother and newborn, the mother should eat a healthy diet before, during, and after pregnancy. A healthy diet can increase your milk production and provide valuable nutrients for your baby.

During pregnancy, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients are transferred to the fetus through the mother's blood. These nutrients are essential for normal development of the baby's bones, tissues, and organs.

Maintaining a well balanced diet during pregnancy and breast-feeding will ensure that nutrients are readily available for normal growth and development of the baby.

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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