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I am a teenager and I'm pregnant. Do I have any extra dietary needs? I am a teenager and I'm pregnant. Do I have any extra dietary needs?
Young women aged 15-18years typically have low intakes of many essential vitamins and minerals and so it's essential that you are eating a healthy and balanced diet.
How many calories should I be eating each day when pregnant? How many calories should I be eating each day when pregnant?
There are many guidelines which recommend different amounts of calories to be consumed each day whilst pregnant.
Can my partner come along for the scans?Can my partner come along for the scans?
You will be offered two routine ultrasound scans in pregnancy as recommended by the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) routine antenatal care guidelines.
Will I get weighed at my antenatal appointments?Will I get weighed at my antenatal appointments?
In 1941 routine weighing of all pregnant women at each antenatal appointment began.
I'm so excited about seeing my baby on screen - will they give me a photo?I'm so excited about seeing my baby on screen - will they give me a photo?
Ultrasound scans are part of routine antenatal care and as such are recommended in the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) guidelines for routine antenatal care.
Does taking folic acid increase the chances of having twins?Does taking folic acid increase the chances of having twins?
There have been thoughts recently that taking folic acid prior to and during pregnancy might increase the risk of the mother conceiving twins if the mother is having IVF treatment.
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