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being pregnant
Jul 29, 2002

What sort of food should I and shouldn't I eat when pregnant.

Response from Ms. Fields-Gardner

Pregnancy during HIV infection makes things a bit trickier. You definitely need adequate nutrition to feed yourself and your developing child. You will have a bit less leeway and should get specific advice on levels and amounts. In general, a balanced diet and prenatal nutrient supplements recommended by your obstetrician will include more calories to stay healthy.

Some don'ts include alcohol, smoking, and such. Other specifics can be discussed with an HIV-savvy dietitian, preferably one who has worked with pregnant women. You can get a referral from your doctor. Best wishes!


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