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Protein: Crucial for Growth and Development
Protein: Crucial for Growth and Development
Protein supplies you with the amino acids that are crucial for the growth and development of your baby, the placenta, uterus, breast tissue, amniotic fluid, and blood volume. Are you getting enough--or too much?  

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Chef Meg's Sweet Potato Tarts

Try these light and low-fat personal pies for dessert during the fall. They're a great substitute for pumpkin pie or sweet potato casserole.

NOTE: To boost the fiber, you can look for whole-wheat phyllo dough, which is available in the healthy food freezer section of many grocery stores.


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  Is it safe to take Alka-Seltzer for indigestion during pregnancy?

  Because it contains aspirin, Alka-Seltzer is not safe to take during pregnancy. Aspirin may interfere with blood clotting and cause problems during labor and delivery. However, check labels. Alka-Seltzer brand medicines that do NOT contain aspirin are safe.

Over-the-counter antacids, such as Tums, Mylecon, milk of magnesia, and Maalox are all safe to take during pregnancy. As with any medication, it is best to speak with your physician before taking drugs, including those available over-the-counter.

Tanya Jolliffe, Babyfit healthy eating expert


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