Getting the right nutrition is essential during pregnancy as it can influence lifelong health of the developing baby. Several key nutrients are either required in higher amounts during pregnancy or are often low in the diets of young women.
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Getting the right nutrition during pregnancy
Getting the right nutrition is essential during pregnancy as it can have an important influence on the lifelong health of the developing baby1. National dietary intake data shows some women of reproductive age to have low intakes of several key nutrients1,2. Certain nutrients are either hard to get from commonly consumed foods (e.g. vitamin D and iodine) or are required in higher amounts during pregnancy (e.g. folic acid).