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Table 3 Women’s report of provider advice on nutrition, N = 173a

From: Provider advice on physical activity and nutrition in twin pregnancies: a cross-sectional electronic survey

Provider AdviceN (%)
Balanced/healthy diet67 (38.7)
Macronutrients discussed79 (45.7)
 Protein70 (40.5)
 Carbohydrates14 (8.1)
 Fats9 (5.2)
Fruits and/or vegetables encouraged20 (11.6)
Micronutrients discussed14 (8.1)
Water encouraged15 (8.7)
Caloric recommendations51 (29.5)
 Increase intake14 (8.1)
 Increase by 300–500 cal11 (6.4)
 Increase by 600–1500 cal8 (4.6)
 1600–1800 total calories4 (2.3)
 2000–2500 total calories8 (4.6)
 2500–3500 total calories14 (8.1)
 Not sure if caloric recommendations were discussed32 (18.5)
Specific diet types recommended25 (14.5)
 Gestational diabetes diet23 (13.3)
 Brewer diet2 (1.2)
Foods to limit or avoid (e.g. deli meat)24 (13.9)
Small meals, frequently19 (11.0)
Continue pre-pregnancy diet8 (4.6)
Don’t over-indulge5 (2.9)
Alternate sources of dietary information16 (9.2)
 Dietician6 (3.5)
 Brochures5 (2.9)
 Class for gestational diabetes3 (1.7)
 Books2 (1.2)
  1. aNumber of participants who reported receiving provider advice on nutrition during their twin pregnancy; used as denominator to calculate percentages
  2. bPercentages may not sum to the total within a given domain as responses could be coded into multiple categories