In fact, excessive eating during pregnancy can have negative consequences such as:
- Excess weight gain
- Risk for gestational diabetes
- Increase risk for high blood pressure
Gaining the recommended amount of weight during your whole pregnancy can help your baby’s development before birth and will most definitely ensure a normal weight at birth and remain normal throughout childhood.
In most cases, a woman at the start of her pregnancy, first trimester, who maintained a healthy weight does not require the consumption of extra calories during the first 3 months of pregnancy, but she will, however, need to consume 340-450 extra calories each day during the last 6 months of pregnancy which will guarantee the healthy growth and development of her baby. If you’re over- or underweight, you may need to consult your doctor to set a clear nutrition plan for you, depending on your weight goal.
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