Many women use pregnancy as an excuse to “eat for two”. Pregnancy is a time when a woman needs more calories, but this is due to the extra protein, calcium and iron that are needed during pregnancy. Careful planning ensures both mom & baby get all their needed nutrients. A pregnant woman will quickly see that if she starts eating for two adults, her weight gain during pregnancy may skyrocket. Remember, always follow the advice of your personal medical provider for weight gain guidelines during pregnancy. Keep your weight gain moderate to prevent having more weight to lose after delivery, and prevent you from carrying that baby weight when your baby starts school! Read Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy for more tips on eating during pregnancy.
Here are some examples of easy, nutrient-dense meals:
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