Do I really need to eat for two? According to the American Dietetic Association, a pregnant woman needs 300 calories a day more than she did pre-pregnancy.

Approximately how many calories should I consume daily now that I am pregnant? The ADA recommends that pregnant women eat a total of 2,500 to 2,700 calories a day.

Why do pregnant women crave certain foods? The desire for "pickles and ice cream" might be caused by changes in nutritional needs during pregnancy. The fetus needs nourishment, and a woman's body metabolizes nutrients differently while pregnant.

How should my diet change now that I am pregnant? A pregnant woman needs more of many important vitamins, minerals and nutrients than she did pre-pregnancy. Take a multivitamin and eat healthy foods from the four basic food groups everyday.

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What healthy foods look like. A slideshow with over ten examples of fabulous food finds for pregnant women.
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