Nutrition in pregnancy. It can be confusing to know how much you should be eating.

Remember the old saying: "You're eating for 2". It's not true. You aren't eating for 2, you are eating for 1, yourself, and your baby gets the nutrients from that.⠀

A few things to keep in mind:⠀

Some Mamas will gain more than 30 lbs and it's not because of their diet, it's to do with how their body handles pregnancy.⠀

  • You only need 300-400 extra calories/day in your third trimester
  • You can get the extra calories by healthy snacks⠀
  • Eat twice as healthy, not twice as much⠀
  • Healthy weight gain is between 20-30 lbs, depending on your starting weight⠀
  • Do not diet in pregnancy
  • No raw, unpasteurized foods
  • Caffeine in moderation is safe, unless it makes you feel unwell⠀

Some Mamas will gain more than 30 lbs and it's not because of their diet, it's to do with how their body handles pregnancy.⠀

Be kind to yourself ❤️. Your body is changing as your baby grows and is preparing to deliver and feed your baby. ⠀

Most importantly as long as you have your doctor's/midwife's permission, allow yourself to indulge once in a while. The key is moderation.

When I was pregnant, I loved my cupcakes 💙 ⠀

Mamas, what's your favourite pregnancy indulgence?

Good luck, Mamas!

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About Agnes Mayer

Hi, I'm Agnes Mayer, owner of MamaBear Holistic Care. I am a Mama, wife, and RN with over 13 years of experience working in labour and delivery. I use my experience to support Mamas in whatever part of motherhood they find themselves in, whether they are newly pregnant or they have a toddler in need of sleep support. My goal is to guide you through motherhood and make it as easy of a transition as possible.

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