Pregnancy and weight

New research is placing an emphasis on achieving a healthy weight both before and during pregnancy. Being overweight or obese prior to and during pregnancy increases the risk of health  problems for mother and child. Dietary energy requirements increase during pregnancy but only in the last trimester and only by around 200kcal per day. There is no need to ‘eat for two’. Research has shown that the healthiest pregnancy is associated with a pre-pregnancy BMI of 23. Further information about weight and pregnancy is available on the EUFIC website.

Read more about eating healthily during pregnancy on the safefood website.

Posted: 21/05/2012 16:06:56 by Barbara Whelan


 

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