Healthy Eating & Pregnancy
Eating and Nutrition
It’s important to eat healthy foods during pregnancy. Most pregnant women need around 300 extra calories per day. Take a prenatal vitamin every day. More information on healthy foods during pregnancy can be found on the March of Dimes website.
Taking folic acid may help prevent certain birth defects. Folic acid only works if a woman takes it before and during early pregnancy. Take a multivitamin each day that has 400 micrograms of folic acid. More information on folic acid can be found on the March of Dimes website.
Food safety in the home is always important. Handling food properly can help prevent illness and keep you and your family safe. More information on food safety and pregnancy can be found on the March of Dimes website.
Women, Infant and Children (WIC)
Women, Infant and Children (WIC) is a health and nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC also provides nutrition education and counseling and help accessing health care. To apply for WIC services please call 734-544-6800.