Many women take the whole, "Eating for two" issue to the extreme during pregnancy. Eating for two, can cause too...
Many women take the whole, "Eating for two" issue to the extreme during pregnancy. Eating for two, can cause too much weight gain, and in turn a less healthy pregnancy.
On the other side are women who don't eat enough. Most research shows that women who don't eat enough, tend to do so because they're very nervous about gaining too much weight. However, if you don't take in enough calories you're doing your body some serious harm. For example, your baby needs quite a lot of calcium to grow his bones. If you don't eat enough foods that include calcium, your baby, although he's not trying to be difficult, will steal calcium from your bones. This puts you at an increased risk for bone issues down the road. Other problems that may be concerned with too few calories during pregnancy include low birth weight babies, harder labors, and a general overall pregnancy fatigue. All pregnant women get tired, but if you're not eating enough, it'll be worse. Read the following to be sure you're eating enough for you and your baby:
- What to eat your first trimester
- What to eat during your second trimester
- What to eat during your third trimester
- Sneak more veggies and fruits into your pregnancy diet
- Feeling fat during pregnancy - dealing with body issues