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home>>family>>diet during pregnancy>>Charting Out Twins' Pregnancy Diet

Charting Out Twins' Pregnancy Diet Is Easy

by: Apurva Shree

Congratulations, you are carrying twins! You might be curious about twins' pregnancy diet. Relax! It's no different from other pregnancy diet plan, only you need to keep in mind certain things.

Eat More

You are allowed to eat more food than what you normally eat. Now, it's not 300 calories, but 600 calories that you need to add to your daily twins' pregnancy diet. Increase your amount of protein, fibers, calcium, grains, fruits, and vegetables. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Variety adds nutrients to your diet.

Besides this, talk to your health plan manager or doctor regarding insurance plans that cover nutritional counseling for pregnant women, especially those with twins.

Don't Gorge On Prenatal Vitamins

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine recommends increasing the dose of vitamin supplements by double the amount. However, many doctors disagree with this recommendation. This is due to the fact that, excessive doses of vitamins like Vitamin A may cause birth defects in the baby. What you need to do is take a prenatal vitamin of good quality, along with some extra calcium. Consult your doctor for more information regarding supplements. Grab That Iron

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pregnant women should take 30 mg of iron supplement daily. And this becomes crucial, if you are carrying twins, because in this situation you face a higher risk of iron deficiency. Your plan should contain foods rich in iron such as green leafy vegetables like spinach. Want the most effortless source of iron? Eat blackstrap molasses. One tablespoon of this molasses has 3.5 mg of iron!

Fall In Love With Water!

The best pregnancy diet is the one that keeps you hydrated. It prevents hemorrhoids, constipation, and UTI. Water keeps edema, which marks swelling of feet, at bay. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday. The best way to achieve this target is to keep a water bottle handy in your purse or car. Sip water all through the day.

Water, which is said to be the elixir of life, eases your bowel movement, makes your skin radiant and hydrated, and makes you feel healthy and beautiful. And when you feel that way, you can expect a healthy and happy nine-month pregnancy period!

Remember, twins pregnancy diet does not mean you can stop this diet after delivery. You need to continue eating a healthy diet after pregnancy too.

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About The Author
Diet after pregnancy is as important as during pregnancy. Twins pregnancy diet is nothing special or hard to follow. It's just a regular pregnancy diet plan; the only difference being in some nutrient amounts. Follow a healthy twin's diet plan and deliver healthy twins! Seek the advice of a dietician for the best pregnancy diet plan for you.
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