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How many more cal should pregnant person have a day?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 300-500 Kcal.

A pregnant woman should consume 300-500 more kcals daily to allow for the fetus' energy needs.
Lactation actually requires >500-700 kcals more than the non-pregnant state, as it places increasing demands on the maternal metabolism (may not be an intuitively obvious fact).

In brief: 300-500 Kcal.

A pregnant woman should consume 300-500 more kcals daily to allow for the fetus' energy needs.
Lactation actually requires >500-700 kcals more than the non-pregnant state, as it places increasing demands on the maternal metabolism (may not be an intuitively obvious fact).
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Calories in pregancy

The best response is to let you do the calculation yourself (as it varies with the stage of pregnancy.
There is a very nice pregnancy calorie need calculator at http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/pregnancy_calorie_calculator.Htm.

In brief: Calories in pregancy

The best response is to let you do the calculation yourself (as it varies with the stage of pregnancy.
There is a very nice pregnancy calorie need calculator at http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/pregnancy_calorie_calculator.Htm.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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