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Posted by: CathyB | 2007/07/23

Pregnancy and Calories

Hi Doc.

I am 6 wks pregnant (unplanned) with a BMI of 34 (obese) I heard that a Pregnant woman needs up to 2500 calories - it sounds alot, can I minimize it to about 2000 I do not want to gian to much weiht in pregnancy since I'm already overweight!

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Your best bet would be to follow a balanced diet and not count calories. DietDoc should be able to help.

Best wishes

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