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6 Solutions for Common Pregnancy Health Needs

Your nutritional requirements increase when you’re pregnant. Here’s what to look out for.
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By Kate Traverson, Senior Manager: Branded Content
Updated June 19, 2024
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It’s no secret that pregnancy is one of the most demanding stages of life (you’re growing another person, after all!), and your doctor has likely recommended you take a prenatal vitamin and make some dietary changes. In addition, you might be experiencing trouble sleeping, dehydration (hello, morning sickness!) or just want to ensure you’re doing everything you can to boost your health as baby grows. Flip through below to learn more about what your body and baby need during this crucial development period and to find some supplemental solutions that go beyond the bare minimum.

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Bailey RL, Pac SG, Fulgoni VL, Reidy KC, Catalano PM. Estimation of Total Usual Dietary Intakes of Pregnant Women in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(6):e195967. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.5967

Stephens TV, Payne M, Ball RO, Pencharz PB, Elango R. Protein Requirements of Healthy Pregnant Women during Early and Late Gestation Are Higher than Current Recommendations 1 4. J Nutr. 2015;145(1):7378. doi:10.3945/ jn.114.198622

Murphy MM, Higgins KA, Bi X, Barraj LM. Adequacy and Sources of Protein Intake among Pregnant Women in the United States, NHANES 2003 2012. Nutrients. 2021;13(3):795. doi:10.3390/nu13030795

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