Grow, Baby, Grow! 10 Healthy Ways to Get the Extra Calories You Need During Pregnancy
Think "eating for two" means two slices of birthday cake, two Venti Frappuccinos (caffeine-free, of course), and two extra slices of pizza? Think again. According to the American Pregnancy Association, the average mom-to-be only needs an extra 300 calories per day in the second and third trimesters. This can vary based on prepregnancy weight, activity level, and how many buns are in your oven, so you know the drill — talk to your healthcare provider to determine your specific needs.
Most days, you want those extra calories to be healthy ones, so we've dished out options for every meal. But because pregnancy cravings are sometimes too loud to be ignored, we've also thrown a few treats in the mix.