Hungry for Two with Gestational Diabetes

Hungry for Two with Gestational Diabetes

Hungry for Two with Gestational Diabetes According to doctors and obstetricians everywhere, “eating for two” is a myth. While pregnant women are usually allowed extra caloric intake per day, it is actually just 150 to 300 calories a day extra, depending on the woman. When you really think about it, that isn’t a whole lot of extra food. That’s maybe a yogurt cup and a cheese stick, a few extra crackers if you’re careful.

While “eating for two” might not be an actual thing, being hungry for two certainly is. Women everywhere, that have been or currently are pregnant, can attest to this fact. Pregnancy is different for every woman, so some women experience major hunger the whole way through their pregnancies, others just for a few weeks in the middle, others for the entire third trimester. After all, you are growing a human being from scratch, which takes a lot of energy, not to mention how fast that little one is growing.

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