Way back in the day when I was having babies, eating for two
was accepted as the norm.
"Will eating more cause my baby to be overweight?" or "I'm eating for two
, so it won't hurt to have an extra serving, right?" are the most common ones heard in every household with a pregnant lady.
PREGNANT women who believe in the "eating for two
" myth risk harming the health of themselves and their babies, experts warn.
QCOULD it affect my baby if I put on more weight than recommended during pregnancy, and what's the best way of avoiding piling on the pounds when I'm eating for two
? ACONSULTANT obstetrician Dr Daghni Rajasingam, a spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, says: "A recent large-scale US study highlights the potential complications for mother and baby if a woman gains more or less weight in pregnancy than is recommended.
I still believe in the concept of 'eating for two
', thus it is important to choose a wide variety of healthy foods to make sure that the nutritional needs of both mother and baby are met.
A study in the British Medical Journal smashed the myth of "eating for two
" and found that a controlled diet can reduce pregnancy weight gain by half a stone.
FOR many mothers-to-be, eating for two
is one of the joys of pregnancy.
EATING for two
healthily can help prevent birth defects, a study has shown.
And the singer-turnedchat show host was horrified at the amount she piled on eating for two
Ms Ursell declared the report "good news: it may help dieticians to drum into pregnant women that eating for two
is a myth."
Eating for Two
, Inc., Cooper City, FL, has introduced a nutrition bar created to meet the dietary needs of health-conscious pregnant, nursing and postpartum women.
Eating for two
is certainly not recommended if you want your prepregnancy figure back, Ruth.