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Can HIV-Positive People Have Babies? 7 Myths About Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS

January 8, 2013

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Pregnant women are eating for two.

Pregnant women are eating for two.

Now that's a myth that transcends HIV status. A pregnant woman's daily calorie needs will increase with each trimester of her pregnancy -- but this does not mean that women ought to eat two full, adult-sized breakfasts, lunches and dinners every day they're pregnant! This article by HIV and nutrition specialist Maya Feller, M.S., R.D., outlines the particulars of a healthful, balanced, nutrient-rich diet at each stage in a woman's pregnancy. The guidance in this piece is geared for women living with HIV, but is applicable to most pregnant women, regardless of HIV status.





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10 Harmful Myths About HIV/AIDS
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