Does pregnancy cause a woman to eat more?

Q: I'm more hungry these days.

A: Pregnancy will absolutely cause a woman to have more of an appetite and to want to eat more.  Your caloric intake increases by 250 to 360 calories per day, depending on which trimester you are in, so most pregnant women should be consuming between 1800 and 2500 kilocalories/day.  Your body also needs more vitamins, so take your prenatal vitamins and any additional vitamins your practitioner recommends, such as iron, calcium or vitamin D. 

It's important for pregnant women to listen to their bodies and to eat more than usual.  However, this should all be in moderation.  There is a difference between enjoying your pregnancy and giving into your cravings and gaining 70 pounds.  Remember to eat healthy snacks, such as almonds and carrots, and to eat sweets sparingly.  So much new research tells us that the environment in which our babies live for the first 9 months has a huge impact on their health for the rest of their lives.  The research shows there are definite links between obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a poor uterine environment. 

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