"A New American is on the Way" pamphlet

"A New American is on the Way" pamphlet

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A New American is on the Way

Bureau of Maternal & Child Health and Bureau of Health Education
FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
Jacksonville 1, Florida


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A New American is on the Way

Bureau of Maternal & Child Health and Bureau of Health Education
FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
Jacksonville 1, Florida

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HEALTHY AMERICANS ARE NEEDED!
You and your baby will be healthier if you live wisely and eat the right foods during pregnancy

SEE YOUR DOCTOR REGULARLY
Do exactly as he tells you

DO NOT GAIN TOO MUCH WEIGHT
You should not gain more than 20 or 25 pounds unless you were underweight before pregnancy
If you gain too fast, or make a sudden gain, see your doctor AT ONCE
If the doctor says you are eating too much, eat less grits and rice, bread, sweets, and fats. DO NOT CUT DOWN ON VEGETABLES, EGGS, LEAN MEAT, OR MILK (Use skim milk or buttermilk)

HAVE A BOWEL MOVEMENT EVERY DAY
Eat raw fruits and vegetables, leafy vegetables, and brown bread and cereals
Go to the bathroom at a regular time every day. Do not take medicine unless the doctor tells you to
Drink six glasses of water unless the doctor tells you not to

TAKE SOME EXERCISE EVERY DAY
Walk out of doors in the sunshine

GET PLENTY OF REST AND SLEEP
Lie down for an hour every day
Sleep at least eight hours every night

EAT THE RIGHT FOOD
What you eat during pregnancy is IMPORTANT
The right food will help you keep well and have a healthy baby. Eat these foods every day unless the doctor gives you a special diet because of a special condition

MILK - A quart
Milk is the best food for the baby before it is born as well as after. Use pasteurized, evaporated, or dried milk
Drink three glasses a day and use in some cooked foods.

EGG - At least one, cooked any way you like

LEAN MEAT, FISH OR POULTRY - At least one serving- in addition, eat beans, peas and peanut butter. Eat liver often. Do not count bacon or fat pork as meat.

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES - four or five servings
One vegetable should be green or yellow
One fruit should be citrus, tomato or guava

BREAD AND CEREALS - Two or more servings
Use whole wheat or enriched bread
Oatmeal and whole wheat cereal are better for you than grits or white rice.

BUTTER OR MARGARINE WITH VITAMIN D ADDED
These are better for you than bacon or gravy

COD LIVER OIL OR ANOTHER SOURCE OF VITAMIN D - If the doctor recommends it

EAT THE OTHER FOODS YOU WANT AFTER YOU HAVE EATEN THE FOODS YOU SHOULD

Source

State Archives of Florida: Series S908, Box 01, Folder 8

Description

Pamphlet advising proper diet, exercise, and lifestyle for expecting mothers.