Q: How do I control my weight during pregnancy?
A: While it’s true that you need to eat more while you’re pregnant, remember, you may be “eating for two”, but not two adults. Believe it or not, you need only about 300 calories more a day than you usually eat. And you can get all of that from a cup of yogurt, a slice of wholegrain bread and a baked potato.
Q: What is the recommended weight gain?
A: You should not gain your weight at a steady state throughout your pregnancy. Focus on gaining about half your weight before 28 weeks and half after. Your doctor can tell you the level of weight gain that is ideal for your height and build. It will vary according to your pre-pregnancy weight and the number of babies you are carrying, but here’s a guide: