Before you get pregnant or when you are pregnant, you should
eat a well-balanced diet and foods with a lot of calcium,
iron and folic acid. Calcium helps give your baby strong
bones and teeth. Iron helps make rich blood. Folic acid helps
you and your baby make new cells and helps prevent birth
defects like spina bifida. Use this chart to choose foods
with a lot of these nutrients.
Milk and milk products, cheese, broccoli, kale,
clams, oysters, almonds, dried peas and beans, tofu,
salmon or sardines
Liver, lean beef, pork, or lamb, dried fruit, whole-grain
bread, enriched cereals, dried peas and beans, broccoli,
kale, collard greens, poultry, and fish
Liver, eggs, broccoli, greens (collard, mustard,
turnip, kale), yeast, black-eyed peas, and dried beans,
whole-grain breads, nuts, strawberries, corn, okra,
green peas, butternut squash, spinach, orange juice
WomensHealth.gov The Office on Women's Health (OWH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to improve the health and sense of well-being of all U.S. women and girls. OWH serves as the focal point for women's health activities across HHS offices and agencies and leads HHS efforts to ensure that all women and girls achieve the best possible health.
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