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Pregnant women receiving benefit in Britain eat badly

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1390 (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1390
  1. RICHARD CLAXTON
  1. BMJ

    Most pregnant women receiving income support in Britain cannot afford to eat a healthy, balanced diet and are likely to have babies who weigh less than the national average, says a report from two charities, the National Children's Home and the Maternity Alliance.

    The report calls for a benefit supplement to be made available to women with low incomes from the time their pregnancy is confirmed.

    The charities carried out a survey, using questionnaires and in depth interviews, into …

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