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Essential Pregnancy Nutrients


Essential Pregnancy Nutrients
The Institute of Medicine at the National Research Council in Washington, D.C., has established Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for pregnant women for some vitamins and minerals; values for some nutrients have been increased by prenatal nutrition experts. Focus on including these nutrients in your diet every day. Check with your doctor or midwife regarding supplements.

Biotin: 30 micrograms
Calcium: 1,200 milligrams
Choline: 450 milligrams
Flouride: 3 milligrams
Folate: 400 micrograms
Iodine: 220 micrograms
Iron: 30 milligrams
Magnesium: 350 milligrams for women ages 19-30; 360 milligrams for women ages 31-50.
Niacin: 18 milligrams
Pantothenic acid: 6 milligrams
Phosphorus: 700 milligrams
Protein: 71 grams
Riboflavin: 1.4 milligrams
Selenium: 60 micrograms
Thiamin: 1.4 milligrams
Vitamin A: 750 micrograms RAE (retinol activity equivalents)
Vitamin B6: 1.9 milligrams
Vitamin B12: 2.6 micrograms
Vitamin C: 85 milligrams
Vitamin D: 5 micrograms
Vitamin E: 15 milligrams
Vitamin K: 90 micrograms
Zinc: 15 milligrams

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