Controlling Weight During Pregnancy

Weight gain is part of pregnancy, but you can make every pound count.

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Weight and Pregnancy: Gain Only What You Need
Weight and Pregnancy: Gain Only What You Need

Pregnancy -- the one time in your life when you feel it's acceptable to put on pounds. But if you're assuming that pregnancy gives you free reign to eat junk food, think again. And although occasional treats won't hurt, eating for two doesn't mean eating twice as much. The truth is, a healthy diet has never been more important.

If you followed a well-balanced diet before baby, you may not need to make any major changes. But the changes you should make will help to provide all the nutrients your child will need for healthy growth and development. Eating right will also give you all the ingredients you need for a healthy weight gain. Here's how to make every calorie count.

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