You're eating for two now and it's important to eat enough - but not too much. Being either over- or under-weight during pregnancy can increase health risks to you and your baby. Nutrition Diva finds a happy medium.
Today’s show is about how much weight it’s OK to gain during pregnancy as well as the dangers of not gaining enough weight.>
Pregnancy isn’t an excuse to stop paying attention to your weight—but it’s also not a time to obsess about staying thin either. This is the time to find a safe and healthy middle path. In this episode you’ll learn:
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