Macronutrients

The requirement for protein is 71 g/day or 1.1 g/kg/day for women over 18 years of age [38]. High-fat diets are not recommended and saturated fats are limited to less than 10% of total calories from fat.

The Recommended Daily Allowance for carbohydrate intake in pregnancy is 175 g/ day to ensure sufficient glucose for fetal brain growth and development, estimated to be 33 g/day [38]. While there is no carbohydrate restriction for women with preexisting diabetes, adjustments may be necessary to maintain normoglycemia.

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