Submited on: 09 Nov 2012 10:44:04 PM GMT
Published on: 11 Nov 2012 12:47:00 AM GMT

Barger MK. Maternal nutrition and perinatal outcomes. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2010;55(6):502-11.

reviewed the literature showing that preeclampsia can be prevented with adequate protein and micronutrients.


A home visit with a nutritional workup and follow up is more effective than 24 hour urine testing. Something along the lines of:


1. High quality preconception and pregnancy nutrition,45 gmof daily complete protein from 12 weeks on with B12 & Omega-3 supplementation for vegans who dont eat miso, adequate daily micronutrients from fresh green leafy vegetables such as parsley, cilantro, beet leaves, broccoli, broccoli rabe, cabbage, chinese cabbages, bok choy, pak choy and kale, fish 350 gm/week, maintaining normal BMI, and limiting sweet food and drink.

2. Exercise/ Walking- an hour every day, 7 days per week

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    30 years as a midwife

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