Mercy to offer free nutrition education class for expecting mothers

By David Bruzzese

Special to The PREVIEW

Good nutrition for mothers-to-be is essential for growth and development of babies in the womb. Eating during pregnancy affects fetal growth, organ development and functioning, resistance to infection and disease, and the ability to repair bodily damage or injury.

While pregnancy is a normal process for the female body, it is stressful and causes changes in nutritional needs.

Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant are invited to join Mercy Regional Medical Center’s registered dietitians for “Eating for Two: Healthy Nutrition for Moms-To-Be” to learn how to manage a healthy diet before and during pregnancy.

The class will be held Wednesday, June 28, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Mercy Regional Medical Center.

Space is limited. Please call (970) 764-3415 to register.