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How Many Extra Calories do I Need a day While Pregnant?

Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, Board Certified OB/GYN
January 3, 2019 . 1 min read

The saying about “eating for two” while pregnant just isn’t true – you really only need about 300 more calories a day than when you aren’t pregnant. To put it in perspective, that is about how much a glass of milk and half a peanut butter sandwich is. Those additional calories should come from nutritious food sources, so try to keep this in mind when making your menus!

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