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  1. “Eating for Two” A Prenatal & Postnatal Diet Summery By: Kate Garson

  2. Common Myths • “Pregnant women have to eat twice as much as non-pregnant women” • “Weight gained during pregnancy will fall off after the baby comes”

  3. “Pregnant women should eat twice as much” I have to pee AGAIN!!! Truth • Pregnant women need only a 300 calorie increase • Additional calories should come from veggies and calcium sources baby

  4. Green vegetables (1 cup each) Spinach mustard greens Asparagus broccoliFruit Guava (1 medium, about 6 ounces papaya (1 cup cubes) strawberries (1 cup) navel orange (1 cup sections) Low-fat yogurt, any flavor (1 cup)2% milk (1 cup) Calcium-fortified soymilk (1 cup) More sources of calcium Almonds (1 ounce) canned salmon with bones (3 ounces) calcium- and vitamin D-fortified orange juice (1 cup) Total Raisin Bran (1 cup) Smart Choices

  5. *source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists*

  6. *source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists*

  7. “Weight gained during pregnancy will fall off after the baby comes” Truth Nursing helps lose the weight • Nursing helps the uterus to return to it’s pre-pregnancy size • Nursing burns calories • Exercise is required in order to safely achieve weight loss goals REMEMBER: it took 9 months to gain so should take at least 9 months to safely lose it!

  8. Exercise During Pregnancy