During the first trimester, your actual caloric needs stay the same as previous to pregnancy, although most women feel ravenously hungry during these first few weeks! During the second and third trimester, the caloric need only increases by 300-350 and 400-450C respectively per day (double for twins); however, the type of calories is more important than actually counting calories. Read this post for strategies to optimize health during pregnancy.
Dr. Pamela Smith, ND
Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.
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