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6. How would you adapt your diet if you are overweight at the start of a pregnancy?
Normally you should eat the same foods. Eat to appetite. Overweight women usually have bigger babies with fewer problems. Women who are too thin are more at risk for complications than moms who are overweight.
7. What about moms of twins?
I recommend that mothers eat for the number of babies they are carrying. With twins, it is important to take in between 130 and 150 grams of protein each day, and with triplets, 200 grams. Get plenty of salt in your diet. Women are usually told that they can expect for their twins to be born early. Today, it is considered normal for twins to be born at 34 to 35 weeks and triplets at 32 to 33 weeks. The fact is that their nutritional needs are not being met.
Is Metabolic Toxemia of Late Pregnancy (Preeclampsia) totally preventable by following your program?
Metabolic Toxemia of Late Pregnancy (MTLP) is a disease of low blood plasma volume, rather than high blood pressure. It is caused by not enough high-quality proteins and vitamins in the diet, and from salt deprivation. Women with MTLP suffer convulsions, coma, heart failure, shock and often death for both mother and baby.
MTLP is often diagnosed today when a woman has an observed rise in blood pressure, coupled with edema (swelling). Blood pressure can rise for many reasons totally unrelated to preeclampsia. Ninety percent of women have swelling of their extremities during late pregnancy, and 65 percent will have swelling of their hands and face. I won't blindly diagnose without a complete dietary history. Women exhibiting these symptoms, while following an adequate diet, have less infant mortality than the general population.