You might be eating for two, but gaining more than 30 pounds during pregnancy may put you at a greater risk for needing an intervention at birth, particularly cesarean surgery. And this is regardless of pre-pregnancy weight, say researchers in Norway.
Already overweight or obese? Women with a BMI of 40 or more before conceiving are most likely to need cesarean to birth baby.
Remember our mantra: Eat for 1.1, gradually adding from 150 to 300 extra calories a day as the months roll by. Pick your calories carefully and opt for nutrient-dense choices like veggies with hummus or an apple with peanut butter.
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