International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 2, PART C
Nutritional needs and deficiencies in pregnant women
Author(s): Shameema Rahman, Dr. Kiran Singh
Maternal nutrition and health is considered as the most important regulator of human fetal growth. A healthy mother can produce a healthy child. If women are not well nourished, they are more likely to give birth to weak babies resulting in high infant mortality rate. Our body goes through numerous physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy. The way we nourish our body during this time will affect the health of both mother and baby. We must eat a healthful, balanced diet to help ensure we stay healthy throughout our pregnancy. The food we eat is also the main source of nourishment for our baby, so it’s critical to consume foods that are rich in nutrients. Proper nutrition can help promote our baby's growth and development.
How to cite this article:
Shameema Rahman, Dr. Kiran Singh. Nutritional needs and deficiencies in pregnant women. International Journal of Home Science. 2016; 2(2): 177-179.