Our expert says:
You need firstly to discuss this new pregnancy with a gynaecologist who will monitor your entire pregnancy (this includes your bp). Then for your own sake and that of the baby Please consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will have to assess your present weight and food intake and prescribe a diet prescription for you that will prevent excessive weight gain, while still allowing your baby to develop normally. Some research indicates that making sure that you have a high calcium intake throughout pregnancy (4 servings of fat-free milk, yoghurt or cottage cheese a day) may prevent pre-eclampsia (the high blood pressure of pregnancy). Please also discuss calcium intake with your dietitian and gynae.
Wishing you all the best for this pregnancy
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