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Calorie intake when pregnant.

I'm 25 weeks pregnant. What is a good daily calorie intake? I usually average about 1,000 a day. I stay at home with our 18 month old son, tend to him, housework, etc and then I stroll him around our local lake for 1-2 miles in the evening but thats really the only exercise I get. So should I really be eating any more?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:00 PM on Jul. 27, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • 1000 is low but I don't know the "technical" amount you should be getting. I think what's important is that you're eating to satisfaction and eating highly nutritious food.

    Answer by jupiter84 at 10:07 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Wow....1000 is so few. 1400 a day is good for anyone, pregnant or not, and 1000 is way too few,especially now. Are you sure you only eat 1000 a day? Really?

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:10 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Actually, I meant to add that when you are pregnant it would be better to add a bunch of calories...maybe get to 2000? 1000 is unhealthy!

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:12 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Okay I don't know how you came up with the 1,000 a day but that is WAY to low. An average diet should be about 1,800- 1,600 a day if you are trying to keep a steady weight depending on how much exercise you do. When you're pregnant in the second and third trimester it should be closer to 2,500 -2,700 a day depending on how much exercise you do. Not getting enough calories can restrict your babies growth and cause birth defects so I am hoping that you just miscalculated your caloric intake or something.

    Answer by GigantaursMommy at 1:39 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

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