Pregnancy Diet for Third Trimester

Submitted by Nick on January 17, 2012

When a woman discovers she is pregnant, there are various changes that she starts to make in her life. Some of these changes are with regard to the food she eats. A pregnancy diet for a woman is extremely vital as this is the main source of nourishment for the fetus she is carrying. Some of the main facts about diet during pregnancy include a pregnant woman eating every 3 hours or so. The pregnancy diet for third trimester requires that the woman get about 300 additional calories in a day from servings of carbohydrates and proteins. Having one's prenatal vitamins is essential and the pregnancy diet plan...

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