How Much is Right for Me?
Gaining weight during pregnancy is healthy and normal. The amount of weight a mother should gain during pregnancy depends on how much she weighed before the pregnancy. It also depends on how many babies she is carrying. A great tool to check what weight category you fit in is a BMI chart. Your BMI before pregnancy will tell you how much weight is best to gain. Gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy helps increase the chance of a healthy pregnancy.
How Much Should I Eat During Pregnancy?
Some people think you can eat whatever you want during pregnancy. Although you may have heard during pregnancy you are eating for two, remember that the other person is very little! There is no need to double portion sizes! A pregnant woman needs just 300 extra calories a day more than before pregnancy. Eating the right foods is important to help keep you and your baby healthy. This will help provide a safe home and all the nutrients for your baby to grow and develop.