The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced new income guidelines for the Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program for pregnant women, families with young children.
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Pregnancy and Nutrition
Prenatal multivitamins for undernourished women may reduce risk of low birth weight of new born baby.
Eating Nutritious diet during pregnancy could help protect children from cancer, both as infants and later in life.
High levels of nutrition before birth stimulate the developing fat cells, making them more likely to increase in size, resulting in obese babies who stay obese throughout their lives.
Many have recommendations that pregnant women supplement their diet with folate, a B vitamin, in order to protect against neural tube defects in the baby and possibly reduce the likelihood of anemia in mothers.
Women who take multivitamins early in pregnancy may reduce the risk that their child will develop some types of brain tumors.
Women who are considering becoming pregnant may significantly reduce their risk of preeclampsia by taking a multivitamin supplement regularly three months before conception and during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Improved nutrition, both maternal and in the lab in the case of IVF, had produced better and stronger embryos and healthier pregnancies.
During pregnancy an individual's oral health may negatively be affected by pica combined with bulimia and can be hard to diagnose and treat during those nine months of pregnancy.